Are there any grounds for a lawsuit against companies that misrepresent themselves in recruiting? I, and many in my cohort, feel like this isn’t the role that was sold. We gave up other great opportunities based on those lies. It seems like this should be illegal or at least have some civil liability.

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Consultants are not a protected class.

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Not yet

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Lol if it’s not in your contract you have no grounds to sue. An offhand recruiter promise is not legally binding.

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What are your specifics that you feel lied to about?

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Did you tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth in all your interviews? Can’t they sue you for misrepresenting yourself and your skills? Sounds like you should’ve done better due diligence before buying what they were selling.

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I did tell the whole truth. If I had misrepresented, I would imagine there is liability. I definitely should have done better due diligence, that’s fair.

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Unless anything in the contract you signed is violated, you have no grounds for anything really. What any recruiter or interviewer might have said or promised is non-binding. Even if something has been violated that was in writing,you likely have recovered some reasonable value from the job in terms of salary and learning, you likely will recover nothing of any notable value.

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Lol not a chance. Gotta do your own diligence

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Is the same applicable for relationships?

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Went all the way to China to dig this one up. Don’t think you’d get a similar outcome in the US

It’s not untrue. It’s just that YOU may not do all the cool stuff the recruiter describes.

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If this were possible, I would tell my wife to become a mass tort attorney (she is a JD) and go after every company in the US. Even McDonald’s lies about the job😀

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It's shady marketing of company and roles. Have seen this happen many times. That's why due diligence is so important. Recommend that you talk to your leaders on the role that you want and how can they help you pivot. If it's not possible, look for an exit in few months.

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Can you offer some examples of how you were misled?

What company?

lol - not sure what you expected, but in today’s world there is no excuse not to do your own diligence in advance

Isn’t business law a requirement? You don’t have a contract. Look up implied consent. Basically... if you’re still accepting the paycheck then you accept your role as-is. Not to mention, you almost certainly signed something saying that nothing outside the offer letter would be honored. Add on to that an international pandemic...

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