Bronx, NY asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Health Care Law for New York

Q: i left my permanent job 2 weeks ago to work as a long-term temp at a hospital. Position was given to someone else.

The recruiter told me that i will be starting in two weeks. I gave my resignation letter to my boss and my last day was on January 12th. I went to the interview on 12/27/17. The recruiter called me the same day to tell me i got the position. I went to mobile health to get all the requirements to work at the hospital January 9th. According to the recruiter the documents i gave her were not valid to work at the hospital. So i had to pay out of pockets $326. When i went to the OHS department at the hospital..i was told that my documentations were valid & that there was no need for me to pay for them. Not only am i out of work. I also had to spent my own money on something that was not necessary. They were looking for someone to start working as soon as possible but because of her actions the job was given to someone else. I think the the recruiter & the hospital are both wrong.

1 Lawyer Answer
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  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Tarrytown, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If you have some proof (e-mail, letter, voice mail, the receipt that you paid as requested, etc...) that at the time you left your prior job you had another job lined up you should be able to collect unemployment benefits. Apply with the NYS Department of Labor, honestly, and it sounds like you should recover up to 6 months of benefits while you look for another job or until you get one. Good luck.

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