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Old 07-25-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Okay, well that makes sense. Looks like the answer is no. At least they're letting them work out the rest of the contract. After what he explained to me today- they're offering severance and help with finding a new position. He wants to continue to work in the field so (as someone else mentioned), it probably would be a huge mistake for him to pursue this with the risk of being black listed and all.
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I'm no lawyer, but I doubt it. And I'm guessing it would be extremely difficult to prove the company knew they couldn't retain the contract.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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Okay, well that makes sense. Looks like the answer is no. At least they're letting them work out the rest of the contract. After what he explained to me today- they're offering severance and help with finding a new position. He wants to continue to work in the field so (as someone else mentioned), it probably would be a huge mistake for him to pursue this with the risk of being black listed and all.
Chances are no attorney would have actually accepted a case like that because there is just no way for him to win.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: USA
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All this being send, I still like the idea of a lawsuit for "negligible hiring" as a way to reward the "job creators" - that funny typo really sums up our economy!
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:14 AM
 
Location: NC
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Can you sue a non for profit agency for negligible hiring?

A friend was hired 4 months ago at a non for profit agency. He found out last week that the contract for the program he works for will end in October. The contract will not be renewed for this program so he and the others are going to be laid off. It turns out, the agency had not been adhering to certain guidelines and were given several warnings that they would be shut down if they didn't comply. It appears that they had time to make changes but, for whatever reason, they didn't.

If he was hired at a time when the company knew they couldn't save the program, can he sue for negligible hiring? My immediate answer to him was no...because I was thinking about businesses that go bankrupt. You can't sue for losing your job in those cases, right? But if this is a situation where they knew the consequences and they failed to act-then the employee who got hired in the middle of this may have a case. But I'm not sure.

Does anyone know?

WOW ... nope. Employment is at will except for a few states, which means any reason, anytime.... unless it is based on race etc.
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