It should be clear that when an employee engages in lawful, protected activity, an employer may not retaliate by firing the employee. Any subsequent firing must be based on separate and distinct conduct which warrants firing. A recently decided Fourth Circuit case, Carmack v. Commonwealth of Virginia, establishes that the passage of time may not
Thursday, 09 May 2019 by Merritt Green
The outline below was presented to Washington Executives Association on May 1, 2019. We thought it might be useful for employers, owners and managers to know what is involved in responding to workplace harassment or discrimination claims. If you need more guidance or information, Contact the employment law experts at General Counsel Law, PC.
Case: Hair Club for Men, LLC v. Ehson, No. 1:16-cv-236 (E.D. Va, District Court for Eastern VA, May 6, 2016) Issues: Preliminary Injunction for Breach of Contract, Violation of Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Clauses, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Confidential Information, Wrongful Interference with Contract, Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations, and Unjust Enrichment. Court Holding: