ANY AND ALL ADVICE OR SUGGESTIONS APPRECIATED.
I'm new so here's the skinny.
I applied for a job offered in Louisiana, and was interviewed by a regional manager of a properties company. At the time was gainfully employed but looking for better job. After several planned meetings, with the regional manager, ( I had to travel there at my expense) they did a credit check, background check, references check, employment record check, all were returned positive in nature and I was hired. I Gave a timely notice and trained a man to take my place where I was working. And I purchased a whole new appropriate wardrobe. I was given the company manuals, etc, signed papers, w-4 forms, all pertinent data and was to report for work March 6, 2006. At 10:00pm on March 5 2006 was called by a member of the board of this company and told "we have decided to not make a change in managers at this time. All we can say is I'm sorry. Maybe you can get your old job back. I could call them if that would help you." I called the regional manager by cell phone and she was on her way down to meet with me at the work site and begin training me. She was shocked, as she had also just gotten the word. I am Left with no job, for no reason and a family to support . All reports were positive-have an excellent work record and history. Was I ever really an employee? And does this fall under the "detrimental reliance" or estoppel doctrine that I have read about online? :evil: