Hello, I am employed in a fast food industry. My current boss I followed from another company to the current. When we went to the current company we had three weeks of training while awaiting the new store opening. During these three weeks I was verbally as well as in text messages; told on multiple occasions that I would be salary and have option for health insurance with that position. I was very excited as this is about a 7k increase per year which I needed much less the health insurance would have cost me 2-300 a month vrs the 5-600 a month I will have to pay if I get it now.
The new store has been open for three months now and I am still hourly.. when it opened the district manager brought in two salaried managers and I was told basically I was SOL because he filled the positions even though the general manager had made these promises.
I was asked to just wait it out and I would get there but I am extremely fed up.. especially after looking up how much health insurance will cost me when not through the company. It is not offered to hourly employees.
I told the general manager I was planning on turning in my notice and why and have not gotten a response.
What legal actions can I take at this point? I have been under the assumption I would be getting paid more for the last 5 months. Can I quit and file unemployment compensation + health insurance costs? Or sue for unfulfilled verbal/digital contract? It is totally within the general managers ability's to say who is salaried at his store.
thanks so much!