Overview

Employment at will:

All employees are presumed to be at will – meaning, they may be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the reason is not discriminatory. An exception to this rule arises when an employee has an agreement with his employer for a set term of employment (i.e., 2 years, etc.).

Offer letters versus Employment Agreements:

  • Offer letters are generally NOT contracts and do NOT specify a term of employment.
  • Employment agreements are contracts for a set term of employment.

Representing Employees In Breach Of Contract Claims

A breach of contract occurs when a party fails to perform in accordance with the terms of an agreement. A breach of contract between an employer and employee typically arises in the context of employment and severance agreements.

A party who has suffered a breach of contract may be entitled to money damages. Where money damages cannot sufficiently compensate an employee for the breach, other legal remedies may be awarded prohibiting the breaching party from taking a given course of action or requiring the breaching party to honor the terms of the agreement. Other damages are typically unavailable.

Contact Fisher Taubenfeld LLP

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