Many corporate executives work pursuant to employment agreements. Unfortunately, employers occasionally breach those contracts. For example, an employer may breach an employment contract by failing to pay the executive his salary or other benefits when due or by materially changing the executive’s duties as defined in the employment agreement.
One common situation occurs when an employer terminates an executive’s employment purportedly for “good cause” when the executive maintains no good cause for a discharge exists. “Good cause” for an employer to terminate an executive is typically defined in the agreement and may include, among other things: failure to perform job duties adequately; criminal activity; refusal to follow orders; dishonesty; fraudulent activity against the company; or a breach of a material company policy.
An executive who believes that his employer violated his employment contract or an executive who believes he has been discharged without good cause as defined by his employment agreement may benefit by contacting an employment law attorney. An employment law attorney may be able to assist the executive in reaching a compromise with the employer or in filing a lawsuit against the employer, if necessary.
To speak with an employment law attorney regarding the breach of an employment contract, contact the employment law attorneys at Clouse Dunn Khoshbin LLP at [email protected]