Labor Law -- 2018

McAdams v. Marquette University   (Wisconsin Supreme Court)

Right of employers to terminate employees for disruptive conduct

The NAM filed an amicus brief on behalf of Marquette University in a case involving the authority of a private employer to suspend an employee for conduct that violates the employment contract between the employee and employer. The NAM's brief argues that private employers should remain free to discipline employees for conduct or speech that disrupts or adversely affects the employer's mission, and where an employment contract establishes a process to resolve disciplinary disputes, that courts should not disrupt that process. On July 6, 2018, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-2 that Marquette breached its employment contract with the professor by suspending him.

Related Documents:
NAM brief  (March 21, 2018)


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