There are a variety of issues that can create a rift between employees and employers in Florida and elsewhere. However, contract disputes continue to be one of the leading causes of similar forms of conflict, and in some cases, these disputes could leave all parties involved preparing to protect their interests through litigation. A former professor at the University of Oklahoma has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the school after claiming his position was terminated prior to the end of his employment contract.
The lawsuit reportedly stems from an incident in which the professor says he was informed of the decision to terminate his contract in Feb. 2019. He has accused the university of prematurely ending his employment and he has filed a lawsuit accusing the university of breach of contract. The lawsuit states that his contract was renewed in 2015 and was set to run through 2020.
According to reports, the university asserts that the starting date of his new contract began in 2014 and ended in 2019. However, the professor claims the university has attempted to support its decision by changing the date of the renewal. He says the incident has left him facing substantial financial hardship and he is seeking restitution for the resulting loss of wages and benefits.
Disputes relating to allegations of breach of contract can be highly complex and hotly contested. Those who encounter a similar circumstance may wish to better understand each available option to help safeguard their interests and legal rights. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can provide a person in Florida with guidance on the best course of action with which to proceed and subsequently assist him or her in pursuing the most favorable outcome achievable through the proper channels.