My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: South Carolina
I asked my previous employer if my benefits would go to the end of the month or end on my last day of work, and I was told that they would goto the end of the month. I gave my 2 week notice later that day, and was released the next day.
The following week, of the same month as my notice date, I had surgery scheduled. The day before my surgery I called to confirm that I still had benefits. I was told that they ended on my last day of work.
I had to cancel my surgery because I could not get proof of COBRA insurance in time for the surgery.
So, basically, my employer gave me misinformation, which caused me to have to cancel my surgery.
Is there any legal action possible here?