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Former teacher files breach of contract lawsuit against district

When two people in Florida have entered into a contract and one person fails to uphold the terms of that contract, the other party has the right to seek justice. This is the case that one woman in another state is facing after she claimed that the school district for which she worked committed a breach of contract by firing her. The woman is pursuing damages totaling $25,000.

The woman, who filed a lawsuit in December, said she had received a letter earlier in 2014 stating that she would be terminated in just a few days. The woman had been with her employer for a total of 17 years. The district was reportedly supposed to provide the woman with a 60-day notice prior to terminating her, based on her contract.

The former employee, who had most recently worked as a director of food services, said the superintendent told her she had been fired because she earned too much. Her contract would have been up for renewal just a few days following her given termination date. The woman said the incident caused her to suffer economic harm due to the loss of her benefits and salary.

The court in such a case will determine that a breach of contract has occurred if there is adequate proof that one party did not perform in accordance with the established business agreement. Proof that one suffered a monetary loss as a result must also be provided. Anyone who feels that he or she is a victim of a contract breach in Florida has the right to assess all of his or her legal options.

Source:, "Former Saline schools employee sues district alleging breach of contract", Lindsay Knake, Jan. 5, 2015

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