Assignment 2 Legal Issues Case Study Part Ii
Assignment 2: Legal Issues Case Study Part II
Read the scenario and the questions that follow. Identify the legal issue(s) and apply legal concepts and possible arguments for each question. Prepare a solution for each question using laws, cases, examples and/or other relevant materials. At the end of the paper, identify potential ethical issues and propose a solution for each issue. Support your answers with information from the textbook and at least two outside scholarly sources. By Tuesday, May 10, 2016, prepare a 7 to 9-page paper that identifies the legal issues and potential solutions …show more content…
Eric applied for a position as accountant with Bean & Counter, LLC. an accounting firm specializing in assisting small businesses in Atlanta, Georgia. On November 28, the firm offered Eric a 12-month employment contract with the yearly salary of $75,000 starting on January 1. The contract contained the following provisions.
• Eric could not be terminated during the12-month term of employment unless he committed an illegal act.
• Any disputes would be resolved using a mediator selected by the accounting firm.
• Eric would not be permitted to work for any accounting firm within a 100-mile radius of Atlanta for two years after leaving the firm.
• Eric accepted the job and signed the contract the same day, November 28. Eric decided to keep the news secret until he returned from his two-week vacation in Hawaii. On November 30, Roc offered to give Bean & Counter her company’s entire accounting business if the firm hired Eric. The firm accepted. When Eric told his mother the news about getting the job on November 28, Roc refused to transfer any accounting work to Bean & Counter. The accounting firm filed a suit against Roc, citing the parties had a contract. When Eric showed up for work on January 1, the firm informed him that they no longer needed his services. One week later, Eric found another job with Cooke & Books, a firm specializing in providing auditing services for restaurants and businesses in the food industry. The office was