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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 3 weeks ago

Can you be sued by your employer for quitting if it creates problems for them?

Say your boss is super rude and you decide to quit, but your quitting causes problems for your employer, like for example loss of profit.  Or maybe they can’t find a replacement for a long time.  Can they sue you?

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  • RICK
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Only if it breaks a written contract so for most jobs no they can't 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Practically speaking, only if you had a contract with the employer to stay for a given period of time and you broke it, you could be sued for breach of that contract.

    But otherwise, people work, and are employed, at will in most cases. I can't imagine any court finding against an employee for damages due to quitting a job. 

    Source(s): former employer
  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes but if you have little money it will not be worth their time and effort.    More likely they will not give you a good reference if you apply for another job.  

  • 3 weeks ago

    It would depend on the problem created. If, for example, you "stole" their clients (like a salesman taking away a list of customer contacts and underpricing the employer) then you can be sued successfully. 

    And, sometimes, the ex-employer can stop you working in that particular field for a long time -- if you do work in that field (or, sometimes, geographical area) then you can be sued.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Only if a contract was breached.  In the absence of a written agreement between you that spells out the rights and responsibilities of both, you are employed at-will, which means you can end your employment the same as your employer can end your employment.

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Unless your quitting violated the terms of a written contract, they have no grounds for a lawsuit. The two week notice is a customary courtesy. It is not a legal requirement. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes. Two weeks' notice is a general standard. Most employers wouldn't sue, simply because of the time and expense. It would also depend on where you live.

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Yes.   But the democrats will fix that by requiring you obtain a work permit and are assigned to a job.  You can't quit unless you can get a permit to work someplace else.  And, they will not give you that permit.   You see, that is necessary because they have to control pollution because of the green environmental regulations. A job change would increase pollution because of the longer travel distance.  To save the planet. 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Only if you're working under an employment contract. Otherwise no.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Well...they could sue, but they wouldn't win.  You don't have to work for anyone.

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