Lexington, IL asked in Employment Law for Illinois

Q: hired for position and then the current employee decides not to leave. What recourse does new employee have?

Hired as general manager to train for position with current general manager until they left. Plan was to take over duties February 1, 2019. Now current manager decides not to leave and the new person has had hours cut and is not receiving hours/pay that was told would receive when hired. New employee was not told until 3 days after she was to take over job

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Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
  • Naperville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Depending on additional details not provided, the incoming new employee general manager may have a breach of contract claim and/or a right to collect unemployment benefits, but otherwise, just because this is unfair does not mean it is illegal. Employers may change their plans for any reason as long as they are not committing an illegal act or breaching a contract.

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