Breaches Of Good Faith And Fair Dealing At Work
If your employer acted unfairly, you may have a claim for a breach of a duty of good faith and fair dealing. Courts have found that employers breached the duty of good faith and fair dealing by:
- Firing or transferring employees to prevent them from collecting sales commissions
- Misleading employees about their chances for promotions and wage increases
- Fabricating reasons for firing an employee when the real motivation is to replace that employee with someone who will work for lower pay
- Soft-pedaling the bad aspects of a particular job, such as the need to travel through dangerous neighborhoods late at night, and
- Repeatedly transferring an employee to remote, dangerous, or otherwise undesirable assignments to coerce the employee into quitting without collecting severance pay or other benefits that would normally be due.