Q: Question about not being hired?
My husband and I are from Texas. We applied for a ranch job in Montana with a corporate office out of Florida. They told us we were hired as long as we didn’t have any convictions. They ran the background check, told us to sell all of our stuff and get ready to get on the road. We sold all of our stuff and they then contact us because a pending charge we are fighting came up and said they would not hire us because of this pending charge. We did not lie to them about not having any convictions- how can they tell us to sell everything and then retract their offer for a pending charge when we didn’t lie? We already moved out, living with family members because of this. We feel like we’ve been screwed over.
A: You need to consult with a local employment or plaintiff’s lawyer. Depending on the particulars of your situation there may be a possible cause based in promissory estoppel. A consult with a local attorney could help you determine if promissory estoppel or some other cause of action applies in your case, what your damages could be, and help you assess your likelihood of prevailing given the local judicial climate.
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