I took a job with a network consulting company that required us to sign a relocation agreement that limits reimbursement to 4000.00. The hiring manager would not change the agreement when I requested it be higher as I knew my move would cost more. But he verbally promised me that the company would cover all my move expenses. They didn't and then a bill came to me for 5500.00 in December. Now they don't want to pay all the expenses and are trying to string out what they are paying over 6 months (no trust there). Before you think "Hey you signed the relocation agreement." understand that I know of three people they DID pay for their relocation expenses that we're all over 4000.00 and all of those people also signed the relocation agreement. I suspect that many other employee's had their relocation costs over 4000.00 paid for last year too. What is different is the management team and the fact that the lost $10M from Nov - Dec 2000.
Can a company apply a enforcement of this policy inconsistently like this?
Is this a possible case for Official Oppression?
Note. The manager that hired me quit two weeks after I got there and when questioned by our managers now he denied ever making the promise.