Wrongful Termination

Fired for F-Bombs?

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Elaine I. Hogan

The Situation: You have received some reports that one of your supervisors is demeaning and hostile toward employees and “drops f-bombs on a daily basis.”  You investigate the complaints and determine that the complaints are substantiated.  You counsel the supervisor but don’t take any formal disciplinary action. The supervisor then lets you know he may be asking for FMLA leave.  In the meantime, you receive more complaints about the vulgar language and conduct and you decide to fire the employee. Will he be able to make an FMLA interference claim?…


Unpaid Bonus Could Mean Wrongful Discharge Claim

Posted on November 11, 2015 by Elaine I. Hogan

The Situation: Following a mostly positive performance review, you tell an employee that he has earned a $10,000 bonus. The employee later seeks payment for the bonus. Ultimately, the employee is terminated before he is ever paid the bonus. Does he have a claim for wrongful discharge under Virginia law?…

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