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Demotion leads to allegations of breach of contract

Posted by William J. Cook | Oct 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

There could be a variety of scenarios in which a company in Florida or elsewhere might decide to make changes to its available positions of employment. In some cases, a similar decision could affect the careers of current employees and leave them in search of guidance on how to protect their interests. A former assistant chief at a fire department in another state has recently filed a breach of contract lawsuit after claiming he was unlawfully demoted.

According to the lawsuit, the incident stems from a recent meeting in which city officials decided to remove the position of assistant chief at a local fire department. This decision was reportedly part of an effort to address budgeting concerns within the department. The acting assistant chief claims that once the vote was passed, he was subsequently demoted to shift captain.

The man says that he had signed an agreement to act as assistant chief through May 2021, and he asserts that the demotion violated the terms of his contract. He claims that the incident has caused him to suffer significant financial loss and has disrupted his opportunities for career advancement. He has filed a lawsuit accusing the city of breach of contract and is seeking more than $50,000 in restitution.

Incidents involving allegations of breach of contract can be highly complex matters. Those who encounter a similar scenario and wish to gain a better understanding of their available options could benefit from obtaining legal counsel as soon as possible. An attorney can provide a client in Florida with advice on what to expect from the process and assist in forming a strategy to safeguard his or her legal rights and interests through the necessary channels.

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William J. Cook

William J. Cook represents clients in matters involving business litigation and commercial and employment disputes, securities litigation, insurance, personal injury. Mr. Cook's peers have awarded him with the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, which speak...

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