West Headnote of the Day – May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010

West's Key 231H Labor and Employment
West's Key 231HVIII Adverse Employment Action
West's Key 231HVIII(A) In General
West's Key 231Hk833 Express or Implied Contracts, Adverse Action Under
West's Key 231Hk835 k. Discharge or Layoff.

231H Labor and EmploymentA director of a theater cannot require a dancing girl, engaged as “premiere seconde danseuse,” to appear in any dances which do not enter into that “emploi” according to the usages of the theater; and, where he dismisses her for refusing to dance a parlor dance in parlor dress with the “figurantes” of the theater, he will be liable to her in damages.

Baron v. Placide, 7 La. Ann. 229 (1852)

Suggested by James J. Reeves II; Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith; New Orleans, LA