Firing Executives for Cause – Recent case offers lessons
Much can turn on whether an executive is fired “for Cause”. If Cause exists, an executive’s employment contract almost always provides that the executive shall receive no severance benefits – typically post-termination salary and health continuation and, less commonly, accelerated vesting of stock. In addition, stock agreements may provide that, when Cause exists, an executive’s stock is subject to repurchase by the Company at a minimal price. Click here to read full article.