Clarksville, TN asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee

Q: Do I have a case to claim relocation expenses and stress of relocating family with 2 disabled kids?

I was given an offer letter with relo bonus and told to relocate asap. Sent a new laptop and announced as a new hire to my team. After moving and less than a week before my start date, I inquired about my pending background check. then the company started moving my start date back (twice). Once the background came back then they rescinded the offer. I am out of all relo expenses and the job. Can I go after the relo expenses and stress of relocating my family with 2 disabled kids! The hiring manager told me to relocate and set the start date without my background check being done. I spent the money expecting to be reimbursed per the offer letter.

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Tennessee is an at-will employment state - but if you have an offer letter where the company agreed to pay for certain items and you were told to move as part of this you may be entitled to recover for the relocation expenses.

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