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I was offered a position by two vice presidents of our university. It was to be a tranfer from one department to another. The position offer was also approved, in principle, by the university's General Counsel, the university's Controller, and by conversation with a current member of the university's Board of Trustees . It was announced to my co-workers in the department I would be leaving, and announced to the new area I would be joining. No voices of opposition were heard. I was actually taken to a specially called meeting of the department I'd be joining to discuss details of the transfer. I was paraded around like a prize sheep at the state fair. I made arrangements in my personal life for the new position. Several days later I was informed that the university president decided that the transfer shouldn't happen. I was greatly disappointed, saddened, hurt, and hugely embarassed. I still don't know why the decision was made. Do I have any legal recourse? We are non-union.

Asked By: neverendingsaddness - 9/17/2006
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A contract is legally binding even if it is a verbal agreement. It is however safer to get a written employment contract. The minimum information that must be included in the statement or contract is... More
Answered By: JFAD - 9/17/2006
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Sue them and line up people that will make written statements on your behalf. But most probably won't because they might be afraid of losing their jobs.
Answered By: Level 8 - 9/17/2006
 
You should contact an attorney and get a free consultation. If there were several witnesses as they paraded you around, you MAY have something. Then again, it may put a black mark on you if you pursue such action. Word can get around, and then prospective employers would be hesitant to hire you... More
Answered By: northernbornsoutherner - 9/17/2006
 
Nope. Unless you have a contract (union or private) your employment is "at will" and the terms of your employment can be changed at any time without notice... More
Answered By: bostonianinmo - 9/17/2006
 
Chances are, your university's personnell manual states that only the president of a university has authority to authorize variations from the standard written employment contract... More
Answered By: Michael W - 9/17/2006
 
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