Contract Violations

Employment torts or contract violations are normally allegations brought forth against and employer, implying that a duty was breached or a violation of public policy occurred.

  • Employment Contract Review and Negotiation
  • Non-Competes & Restrictive Covenants
  • Employment Torts
  • Trade Secrets

An employment tort or contract violation under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) is limited when it comes to the government when its' employees are negligent within their scope of employment. In other words an individual may be held responsible for an act or omission in a place where the act occurred because the government is incapable of incapable of performing like a private individual.

The way the FTCA establishes that responsibility falls upon an individual is by determining whether their conduct was performed with an element of choice or an element of judgment. Based on that its' further determined if it was the government or private individual.

Most common topics of torts are:

  • Invasion of employee privacy through drug testing; intrusion of solitude or seclusion of another or their private affairs or concerns; appropriation of name or likeness; public disclosure of private facts; and publicity placing a person in false light;
  • Employer's negligent hiring and supervision;
  • Defamation of an employee, a common tort that arises when an employer makes a written or spoken statement about an employee's qualifications or performance, or statements are made by employees regarding fellow employees;
  • Termination for whistle-blowing because an employee who refused to perform an unlawful act which was their attempt to exercise or perform a statutory or civic obligation;
  • Infliction of emotional distress by an employer's conduct that subjects the employee to conditions on the job that result in emotional distress, resulting in a wrongful discharge;
  • Third party tortious interference in contractual relations by inducing either current or prospective employer or employee into not performing a contract or not enter into a contract; or
  • On the rise are claims about some exceptions to the At-Will employment law.

If you find yourself victim or being accused of an employment tort or violation contact our attorneys at The Zoldan Law Group Law who can give you strong legal advice through the entire process of a claim or litigation. Contact us today at 480-442-3410 for a consultation.