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Las Vegas, Nevada 89123

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Robert Atkinson

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Bad Faith Discharge

Bad Faith Discharge is when an employer fires or otherwise terminates a contracted employee in bad faith. This is a type of Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. This tort can only be committed by an employer when there is a contract for employment; however, an employer can commit Tortious Discharge whether or not there is a contract.

The elements of bad faith discharge are:

  1. There must be an enforceable contract
  2. There must be a special relationship between the tortfeasor and the tort victim . . . that is, a relationship of trust and special reliance.
  3. The employer’s conduct must go “well beyond the bounds of ordinary liability for breach of contract.”

Martin v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., 899 P.2d 551, 555 (Nev.1995).