California law provides that an action for fraud may lie where a defendant fraudulently induces the plaintiff to enter into a contract. In such cases, the plaintiff’s claim does not depend upon whether the defendant’s promise is ultimately enforceable as a contract.
Furthermore, the California Supreme Court has held that an employer that fraudulently induces an employee to enter into an employment contract commits an act that can serve as the basis for a legal claim.
At Hunter Pyle Law, we have represented several employees from foreign countries who were given false promises in order to convince them to move to the Bay Area. Then, once these individuals had moved here, their employers broke their promises. In each of these cases, we have negotiated substantial settlements on behalf of the defrauded employee.
If you have a question about your legal rights, or wish to speak to an attorney about your situation, please call us today at 510.444.4400, or contact us online to discuss your legal rights.