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You most certainly can. Some people feel because they do business such as this over email that they are not held responsible for contracts, etc. By reneging on a job offer by email there is the name of the person, date, time on your email and yes, you can go to Labour Relations (we call it that in Canada.) They could better advise you on whether you could sue this person. Be aware that you have to have proof either in writing or by email that this person offered you a job and then backed out of it. Be sure and print out the message you received and also save it on disc or floppy. You could sue for many reasons: You quit another job to join this company. You moved from one town to another or even from one area of a city to another to accommodate the company management. You can sue for "mental anguish" and lost wages, but you have to have that proof! Good luck Marcy * A person can sue for almost any reason, winning is another issue. First of all, unless there was an actual contract submitted in written form and signed by both parties, a "breach" has not occurred. Secondly, without such, an employer has the legal right to hire someone for an hour and then fire them without notice or even a reason. As long as an employer has not discriminated against a prospective applicant due to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and so forth, it is highly unlikely the plaintiff will prevail. A simple defense on the part of the employer would be the person sending the email was not authorized to do so.... end of case. If the involved party chooses to sue they should be prepared to face a lengthy and expensive ordeal, as this is not the type of case an attorney would accept on a contingency basis. The best option would be to use the small claims venue and accompanying Pro Se representation.

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