California Employment Law
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A claim of breach of contract against an employer is difficult to win -- because under Cal. Labor Code Section 2922, the employer can terminate your employment "at will:" at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all. In order to show that you are entitled to lost wages, you must prove that you quit or declined another job opportunity in reliance upon the recruiter's promise of employment. If you can do this, then you have a valid claim for breach of contract.
There is another claim that you may be able to make against the employer, which relies on a special California law that prevents employers from indirectly or directly encouraging a person from changing from one place to another as a condition of employment. Since you are a travel nurse, this law may apply to you. However, because of the complexity and confidential nature of the facts involved, I will send you an additional services offer, so that we can discuss the matter offline in confidence. You may accept or decline the offer at your convenience.
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