The new employer whom i am going to join wants to change the offer.

I,resident of Texas, recently got an offer from a company for a position(of my interest). When i went for an interview, i was eligible for more than one positions but i showed an interest in the position in which i ultimatly got an offer.
I resigned from present employer and rejected other offers since i already considered this offer.
Just one day before the start date in the evening after i signed all the documents(agreement, I-9, W4), HR from this company called me and wants me to join for some other position that has less salary compensation than the current one and that is not of my interest(though i am eligible).
Do i make a case?? Please Help..

1 answer  |  asked Aug 30, 2003 12:30 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

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Trey Henderson
breach of contract

Texas is employment at will, so you may not have a strong case. You may have a breach of contract if the offer and acceptance was considered a contract. It would need to be for a specified amount of time, i.e. "for a year". You may also have a case for fraud and misrepresentation if you can prove the company did this to you on purpose. I suggest you seek a local attorney to get a more detailed opinion.

posted by Trey Henderson  |  Aug 30, 2003 09:24 AM [EST]

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