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Bait and switch

Discussion in 'Employment Contracts & Work Policies' started by ben.little.96, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. ben.little.96

    ben.little.96 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Ive been with the company 10yrs, 2yrs ago the company was sold to a guy that had no experience in our line of work. Company grew and new employees were hired. It was my job to train the new guys under the promise that i would be transitioned into a office/service manager position. Ive trained 3 new employees and im still out on the ground floor doing the same thing ive been doing the last 10yrs. 3 months ago the new owner hired his friend that also has no experience in our line of work for my promotional position and my hours were cut. We have had a few discussions about it and i get the "its none of your business" answer. Monday i brought it back up and was told that he was not going to invest the time into a employee that wasnt going to be there much longer, i took it as a warning ill be fired soon. Not a single promise of raises, bonuses, paid time off or health insurance has been honored. Im at wits end and its effecting my health now working here. Not to mention he charges 3 to 1 on the hours i spend on the jobs that come through the shop. Im currently looking for a new job but id have to drive 2hrs for work in order to get near my pay. Im ready to file a suit but not sure the paths to take or what to file for.

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  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You can file a lawsuit.

    Talk to a lawyer to determine what you might be suing your employer about having done to you.

    You've been duped into doing work by the old carrot on the stick trick.

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    Without a written contract or a memorandum of understanding you're going to be hard pressed to prevail, should you sue someone.

    I suggest you search for your new employer, before you get the boot without warning.

    The handwriting is all over the wall, graffiti style.

    You have no case, buddy.

    There is no RIGHT guaranteeing any of us who slave away day after day, lifetime employment.
     
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  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Forget it. You have no case. Find yourself another job.

    Never work for "promises."
     
  4. ben.little.96

    ben.little.96 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I do have the cooperation of 2 of the employees, that while being interviewed by myself and the new owner were told that i was transitioning to office position hense the reason they were to be hired.

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  5. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    And????? Why do you think this matters at all?
     
  6. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You were deceived, led to believe you'd be rewarded, tricked, scammed, and misused.

    Promises alone, a contract do not make.

    The check is in the mail.

    Sure, I'll love you tomorrow, if you engage in these perverted sexual acts with me tonight.

    Mommy, I didn't do it.

    Use this as a life lesson, don't allow anyone to abuse you today by promising you the world tomorrow.
     
  7. ben.little.96

    ben.little.96 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    The smartass comments are not needed. Thanks for the advise.

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  8. mightymoose

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    It doesn't matter. Plans change.
    If you didn't get your promises in a written contract you have no way to enforce them. Don't waste any time thinking of lawsuits over this. You have good reason to be upset, but nothing to base a reasonable lawsuit on.
    I agree- find your new employer ASAP. Does the competitor need some help?
     
  9. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Foul language isn't tolerated.

    This is your only warning.....
     
  10. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    Nothing you have posted suggests that you have any basis for a lawsuit. Broken promises are not actionable.

    Feel free to talk to a lawyer if it will make you feel better, but on the basis of what you have posted you have nothing to sue for. If the facts as as you've posted then yes, you've been treated badly but that is still not actionable.
     
  11. ben.little.96

    ben.little.96 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Everything thing ive read says that here in texas a verbal contract is just as binding as a written one and carries the same statue of limitations. I have a written statement as of this morning from a still employed employee stating the said promises that were made in his employment interview and how i have held up my end by training not 1 but 3 seperate employees. Ill be filing a charge with the equal employment opportunity commission and then file a civil claim afterwards. Im currently looking for other employment till then. Ill be talking it over with a texas attorney since this state seems to handle thing differenly then most other states. Thanks again for the advise.

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  12. cbg

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    A verbal contract can be binding if both sides agree as to what was agreed to. What was agreed to in someone else's employment interview is not binding on the employer as to what was said in yours.

    On what basis do you think you have a claim with the EEOC? Race, religion, national origin...?
     

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