KEITH A. DAVIS v. SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 15, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gregory M. O’Neal, Winchester, Tennessee, for the appellant, Keith A. Davis.

Attorneys 2:

Rosemarie L. Hill, and Justin Lewis Furrow, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellees, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. and Andrew Plisko.

Judge(s): CLEMENT

Plaintiff was terminated from his at-will employment for violating company policy by allegedly lying during an investigation into whether he was involved in a romantic relationship with a human resources manager. Plaintiff filed this action against his former supervisor, and his former employer, for intentional interference with his employment. Defendants moved for summary judgment, arguing that, as a matter of law, the corporate employer cannot be held liable for intentionally interfering with its own employment contracts, and that the undisputed facts established the supervisor did not act outside the scope of his authority in assisting in the investigation; thus, he could not be held liable. The trial court granted Defendants’ motion. We affirm.

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