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back in 11/08, I’ve rescinded the job offer I gave to my ex-girlfriend’s sister due to market condition. she moved out of her apt in Colorado and was about to move to Arizona. I told her 2 weeks prior to her start date, now she’s claiming I harmed her welfare and misled her, she wants 75K for compensation, and if I settle she won’t sue me or the Company I work for. AZ is At will employment state, I don’t think she has a case, her attorney send me a letter and called me to settle before its gets expensive and embarrassing for me and the company. Please advise.
Asked on June 24, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
I'm not an Arizona lawyer, and the laws do vary somewhat from one state to another, but $75,000 sounds outlandish to me, for a claim like this -- and I'm not sure that she can recover, to begin with, although it's very hard to be certain since I don't have all of the facts of this case.
You have two choices, here. One is to try to handle it yourself, through your own lawyer; I don't think that this is a do-it-yourself kind of thing. You can find a qualified attorney near you at our website, http://attorneypages.com
Your other choice would be to turn the whole thing over to your company. In most states, if you are sued for something that you did, that was part of your job, your employer has to defend you and pay any judgment if you lose, under a legal doctrine called indemnification. You might want to talk to your own lawyer, before making this choice. But in either case, please don't waste time acting on this.
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