The company not only fired him in July, it is now suing him in federal court, demanding that he pay back the $90,000 he was paid in salary plus an additional $210,000 in profits that the company believes it lost because of his poor job performance. Frankly, it is really difficult to see the logic behind such an overly aggresive tactic being taken by an employer. I think most attorneys would agree that the company has slightly less than 0% chance of recovering lost profits in such a case. Given that fact, the case just doesn't seem to make good business sense. Perhaps, however, there are facts or circumstances that have yet to come to light.
Hat tip to Labor Prof Blog for the story.Categories:HRPolicies