After taking my drug test and background check I was told I was clear to workl I even put on my application about my 2 charges in detail and dates.
He asked when I wanted to start, and I told him I will speak with my current employer and start immediately. Now, being that he was very clear that I was cleared of any issues in the hiring process, I left my job with a short notice and started the new one the next morning.
At the end of the day, I asked, "do I come in tomorrow?". He said, "your background is flagged to hold off working until it gets figured out." I said "that's not good! You told me I was clear, and I already left my job because of what you guys told me!"
I am close friends with a settlement claims person, and she states this is somewhat illegal in the form of how this had come about.
Being that I have been currently sitting at home now with neither job for a week and getting the run around from the man who has put me in a very bad situation, he claims the district manager is involved and so is the head HR manager, trying to bypass this problem. A few days ago, I was told it wasn't clear and that they were going to get a waiver or exception for this problem.
What can I do here? I was told a lie, and I have two people that heard him tell me I was clear, and I can start immediately while I had my phone on speaker. I don't want to call his corporate office and get him in trouble, being he seems to be on my side and doing everything to help aka "cover himself", but I'm still in a tough situation.