Does failure to provide health insurance benefits at the time promised constitute harm to the employee?
Benefits promised in writing at new job in Texas to be explained at 60 days and enrollment offered, for the benefits requested to become effective on the 91st day. Day 80 of employment rolls around and management responds to my inquiry that we should get benefits on 91st day and that they would look into it. Come to find out, supposedly the new HR office manager had decided to change policy and not even pass out information about the plans available until 90+days to make benefits effective the 1st of the following month, which for me was an entire month extra without insurance. During this month I had to leave work early a couple of times due to excessive toothache pain that I had been waiting to deal with until I had insurance. Now I'm being written up and may possibly be fired. I had appointments with dentists the week of my 90days and could have had this taken care of. Is there any legal basis for anything here?
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