November 18, 2012
Employment Contracts—Discharge—Probationary Employee
Coburn v. Regents of Univ. of Cal., ___F.3d____(10th Cir. 10/30/12), is an interesting decision. The 10th Circuit holds that a university employee fired three weeks after he was hired for sexual comments and racial and ethnic slurs could not advance his breach of an implied employment contract claim under New Mexico law. The court concluded that the university reserved the right to discharge probationary employees at any time.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein