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This is highly unfortunate but generally there is nothing you can do from a legal standpoint in these situations. The reason boils down to the fact that all employment is "at will" absent an express agreement to the contrary. At will employment can be terminated at ANY time for any reason not amounting to discrimination on the basis of a legally protected trait (race, religion, gender, etc.) or retaliation for engaging in certain forms of legally protected conduct (filing a wage claim, taking FMLA leave, etc.). It doesn't matter whether the basis for termination is fair, reasonable or even true.
So, just as this employer could terminate you on your first day without any good reason, they can rescind their offer before you start the job, or they can "string you along" by continuing to delay your start day. They have no legal obligation to employ you, or to begin employing you by a specific date simply because they have extended an offer.
So, I'm afraid all you can really do is continue searching for other employment. If this job materializes then it does, but if it doesn't then you would not typically have any legal recourse against the employer. I am very sorry.
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