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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Indiana Supreme Court reaffirms employment at will doctrine"

The Supreme Court's Feb. 21st opinion in Paul Meyers v. James Meyers et al is the focus of a story by John O'Brien in Legal Newsline that begins:

INDIANAPOLIS - A retaliatory discharge claim will not be included in the list of Indiana's exemptions to the employment at will doctrine, the state's Supreme Court recently decided.

Justice Brent Dickson wrote the Feb. 21 opinion for the Court, which agreed unanimously to drop Paul Meyers' claim in his lawsuit against his former employer over unpaid overtime wages.

He affirmed that "revision or rejection of the doctrine is better left to the legislature," which was established in 1986's Morgan Drive Away, Inc. v. Brant. The doctrine says an employee or employer may terminate the relationship at any time for any reason.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 28, 2007 09:17 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions