Hanukkah edition: what can I do if my boss promises me eight days of work but only employs me for one?

In a case such as this, an employer could potentially be liable for misrepresenting the nature of the work to you.  If an employer were to tell you that you would be employed for a certain amount of time knowing that this was not true, the employer might have committed misrepresentation.  The mistake could even be innocent if the employer knew or should have known the nature of the job- courts impose a standard of “reasonable care” when making important statements like this to potential employees.  If you relied on this information to your detriment, for example by quitting a permanent job, you might have a case of misrepresentation against the employer.

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