A. Quit. Now. It sounds like your boss clearly misrepresented at least one key fact to you. “A false statement that caused a party to enter into a contract can be grounds to rescind that contract,” said David Wachtel, an employment attorney with Rose & Rose, P.C., in Washington, D.C. “The legal principle is ‘fraudulent inducement.’ You would have to show that you relied on the misrepresentation (i.e, that you would not have taken the job if you had known the truth). You also would have to show that the statement was false, but you would not necessarily have to show that the manager lied intentionally.” Contract law may vary by state, so consult an attorney if you want to challenge your contract.
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