I have text message proof I was hired now I’m not

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I have text message proof I was hired now I’m not

I was hired as a waitress, told to come in next day to start. I was there on time, in fact I was early. Then I was told it was a issue that I would start in Monday possibly over the weekend. On Sunday after asking again about the schedule for Monday I was told that they weren’t hiring me after all. I bought the type of cothing they asked employees to wear and turned down 2 other job offers.

Asked on November 20, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, New York


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, all employment in this country is "employment at will" unless you had an actual written employment contract for a defined period of time (e.g. a one-year contract) guarantying you the job. Without a contract, you have no enforceable right to a job, and the employer may renege on a job offer (or could have let you start and then terminated you right away) at any time, for any reason, without prior notice, and you would have no recourse. There would be nothing you can do.

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