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Q:
I left my job to take another and my new employer terminated the relationship soon after. Do I have a claim for New York fraudulent inducement?

A:

Fraudulent inducement claims often arise as a result of an employment agreement that ends badly. When an individual leaves his prior job based upon the promises made by his new employer, he may feel justifiably upset when he is later terminated. That employee may also have a claim for fraudulent inducement in New York. This area of the law is complex, and there is not a black and white definition for when a situation may constitute fraudulent inducement. Fortunately, an experienced New York business litigation lawyer can help guide you through the process of pursuing an action against your employer under these circumstances.

When considering whether or not an individual has a valid claim for New York fraudulent inducement, a judge will analyze the following:

  • Did the employer hire the individual as an at-will employee?
  • Did the employer maintain the right to terminate the employee at any time?
  • Did the employee rely on the representations made by the employer?
  • Did that reliance result in a detriment to the employee?
  • Did the employee make long-term plans in reliance on the representations made by the employer?
  • Did the employee incur expenses in reliance on the representations made by the employer?

Each claim is based upon unique facts and circumstances. Therefore, it is important to seek out the assistance of an experienced legal professional to analyze whether or not fraudulent inducement occurred in your particular case. To learn more about claims relating to employment agreements and breach of fiduciary duty, contact a New York business litigation attorney today at (888) 497-3410 for a free consultation.