|Breach of Implied Contract|
If there was some kind of agreement made between you and your employer and understood by the parties, it is called an implied (or “implied-in-fact”) contract. This has been known to include such agreements as verbal statements made by your employer such things as promotions, or how employees are to be treated. The company policy reflected in a handbook, or the company’s behavior towards employees in the past may also support an implied contract or breach of promise claim. Since employers want to protect themselves from a potential breach of an implied contract they will often have their employees sign a form that specifically states that company documents (i.e. handbooks, manuals, etc) do not comprise a formal contract. If you signed one of these, then it may override the potential implied contract.