Seems like a non-story to me.
The man was offered a job based on the expectation that he would be available 24/7, and he got the job because he agreed to those terms. Usually those term include a probationary period of 30-90 days. Then he shows up on the first day and asks to change those terms. His manager is fine with it but HR is not and
Davis was informed his job offer was being rescinded. Don Davis had been in the office all of four hours.
What did you think was going to happen? You can't sign a contract and then demand major changes in the first four hours. This is the kind of thing supposed to be settled before the contact is signed. And based on HR's reaction they would have never signed the contact if he had made these conditions known up front. This guy just tried to pull the old bait and switch. He negotiated that contract in bad faith. I suspect what is really happening is his lawyer sees an 'evil' big corp with lots of money and a man who's wife just tragically died of cancer, and figured he/she can play up the sympathy angle. Get the company to settle to avoid bad press rather than win on the merits of the case.