BUSINESSLAW CHAPTER 39 - Business Law

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MARCH 2009 BUSINESS LAW CHAPTER 39 DEBRA BARONE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS AND CASE PROBLEMS 1. An employee who has been wrongfully discharged may be able to recover wages, damages because of breach of contract or damages based on the value of the services already rendered by the employee. 2. No, Smyth is not entitled to reinstatement and back pay. The court found that Smyth’s termination for his e-mail comments did not violate public policy. 3. The court found in favor of Hauck. An employer can not terminate an employee because he/she refuses to perform an illegal act! 4. The court found in favor of NY Telephone. An employer does have shop rights if the employee develops an idea during company time and using company equipment. 5. The NLRA prohibits discrimination against employees because of union activity. When the company fired the six workers, it was in violation. 6. It seems to me there was. Wyman-Gordon knew of Stark’s union activity. He was definitely qualified for the position so it seems that there was
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BUSINESSLAW CHAPTER 39 - Business Law

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