False recruiting for a job that does not exist
Promising a good salary for a job that only pays commissions
Promising additional compensation but not delivering it
Failing to disclose the short-term nature of the job
Many different legal theories protect against recruitments for positions that do not pan out in the manner so promised. Our employment fraud lawyers will examine whether the workplace wrong falls into the category of a breached contract including unwritten contracts such as oral contracts or implied contracts. We will also consider whether legal theories such as promissory fraud or promissory estoppel may apply. Quantum meriut is yet another theory we have used in order to obtain reasonable compensation for employees based upon the services they rendered for a company, but were not paid.
If you were fraudulently induced by an employer to move from one place to another, in the State of California, the employer is liable for double damages under California Labor Code Section 972. Employment fraud is no joke. Punitive damages and damages for emotional injury are available remedies in addition to lost wages and the costs of moving.
Other instances of employer fraud include employers who are engaging in fraud on members of the public. These members of the public may be customers or the government. If an employee is fired or forced to quit due to her/his refusal to go along with the employer’s fraud the employee may have a case for wrongful termination.
In addition to a wrongful termination lawsuit the employee may also find they are a qui tam whistleblower entitled to a government finder’s fee if they turn their employer into the federal or state government because the employer has made false claims for money to the government.
Contact An Employment Fraud Attorney - Se Habla Espanol, LLamame Ahora!
To speak with a Los Angeles employment fraud lawyer, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla español.