Tortious Interference With Business Relations/Prospective Economic Advantage

New York is an “at will employment” state. In Winiarski v. Butler, 2021 NY Slip Op 07534 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Dec. 28, 2021), the court unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s tort claims allegedly arising from plaintiff’s termination. It explained: New York does not recognize the tort of wrongful discharge for at-will employees, and…

Read More Terminated At-Will Employee’s Defamation, Tortious Interference Claims Properly Dismissed
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In Whipple v. Reed Eye Associates, No. 15-CV-6759L, 2016 WL 5719431 (W.D.N.Y. Oct. 3, 2016), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claim for retaliation, but sustained her claims for tortious interference with economic advantage and defamation. In dismissing her retaliation claim against one defendant, the court explained: [P]laintiff alleges that Weissend sexually harassed her, and that after she…

Read More Tortious Interference and Defamation Claims Survive, Retaliation Claim Dismissed, in Sexual Harassment Case
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