I was just hired at a company - my first day was Oct. 14th. I spent one week in training, then one week actually in the office. On Oct. 30th I was told my location was being closed. There would be a round of mass layoffs, and if I made it through that I would get an offer to start at a new location that is 1000 miles away.
I quit a successful consultancy I started to take this position. During negotiation, I was told I would be able to bring over several of my employees to the new company (I was hired to form and manage a new team). Obviously that is all off the table, and I've endangered several people's careers.
I'll probably get some sort of severance, but I'm wondering if its worth either arguing with HR that this position was misrepresented, or falsely advertised. (Why even have the position open at this location, if executives knew this was coming). Or even go the extra step to contact an employment lawyer.