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1. At the outset, you need to realise that it was not in the gift of your boss to appoint you to the position. His own preference and view might have been that you were the "only man for the job" but it was not his for the giving. Clearly internal company procedures required the job to be advertised and interviews take place. None of this involved your boss. The hiring decision was the companys, not your bosses' decision. So whilst you have a cause of action against the boss personally for misrepresentation, you have no cause of action against the company for failing to get the job, or for not getting hire on the bosses' recommendation. So legally there is no remedy for failing to get the job. It was inconsiderate of the boss for misleading you giving you the impression that you were to get the job. However, as you well know, not everything that goes on at work, is either fair or honest on the part of every employee towards another.