Human Resources

 

Tangential

In addition to specific causes of action resulting from the employment laws, there are often causes of action mostly coming from common law which sometimes are accepted by regulatory agencies but more commonly have been used by employees to initiate court action.

Retaliation
Generally arises from adverse treatment or perceived treatment of employees after they have utilized legally granted privileges, reported a legal violation (Public Policy) or filed a complaint, or a lawsuit.

Implied Contact
Generally arises from written or oral representation made by management about the permanency of the employment relationship.

Deformation
Generally arises from a false or perceived false, or even a true statement (when made inappropriately or to the wrong person) which might damage an employee's reputation or chances of future employment.

Invasion of Privacy
Generally arises when an employer's actions intrude on matters for which the employee has a reasonable expectation of privacy.