Monday, August 15, 2011

Court reviews whether employer had just cause to terminate employee in violation of an employment contract

VICKI L. HUTCHINGS, v. JOBE, HASTINGS & ASSOCIATES (Tenn. Ct. App. August 15, 2011)

Plaintiff and defendant entered into a contract of employment for a term of three years, wherein plaintiff would prepare tax returns for defendant tax firm. Defendant terminated plaintiff's employment before the three year term had expired and plaintiff appealed to this Court to reverse the Trial Court's finding of breach of contract and award her damages for the breach. We hold that the evidence does not preponderate against the Trial Court's finding that the employer had just cause to terminate plaintiff. We affirm the Judgment of the Trial Court.

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