When recruiting a top-notch job candidate, hiring managers must not give into the temptation to embellish or conceal facts that are important to the candidate's decision-making. While accentuating the positive is certainly legal, providing false or misleading information could be considered fraud.
NO SUCH THING AS A LITTLE WHITE LIE
The truth is that an employee who relies on misinformation provided by an employer during the hiring and recruiting process can file a claim of fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, or negligent misrepresentation.
Fraudulent answer #1: Before relocating to accept a sales manager position, a job candidate specifically asked a company official about the company's financial situation. Based on assurances that the company was in good financial health, the candidate accepted the job. When he was fired a year later, he sued for breach of contract, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation....(register to read more)