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Petterson v. Monaghan Safar Ducham PLLC
Citation:256 A.3d 604 (2021)
Defendant hired plaintiff as an associate attorney in February 2017. Throughout his nearly two-year employment with defendant, plaintiff believed that he was underpaid. Plaintiff told Attorney Monaghan that he was uncomfortable with his salary. In March 2018, defendant conducted plaintiff’s performance review and raised his salary. In February 2019, plaintiff filed suit, asserting claims for promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment, wrongful termination and others. He alleged that defendant promised him a partnership-track position that would earn compensation of $100,000 within five years and that he would receive larger raises each of those years. He argued that he relied on this promise and continued to work for defendant when he otherwise would have left, and thus sought recovery under a promissory estoppel theory.
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