Firing an employee for demanding a promised bonus may worsen your cash-flow problem.

Clark v. BayDocs, Inc., No. 3:12CV896 (E.D. Va. March 29, 2013) (Lauck, J.) Plaintiff Alan Clark signed an employment agreement with BayDocs, Inc. in September of 2008. That agreement stated, in pertinent part, that Mr. Clark’s employment was “at will,” that Mr. Clark’s salary would be $225,000 per year plus bonuses, and that Mr. Clark would […]

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Manager beware: You may find yourself named as a defendant in a wrongful discharge case.

VanBuren v. Grubb, Record No. 120348 (Va. Sup. Ct., November 1, 2012). Angela VanBuren sued her former employer, Virginia Highlands Orthopedic Spine Center, LLC (“Virginia Highlands”) and her former supervisor, Dr. Stephen Grubb, in the District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Ms. VanBuren asserted several causes of action in her complaint, but for […]

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