NY lawyer sued after company claims she ‘quiet quit’ her job

A US company has sued one of its former employees over allegations she “quiet quit” her job despite still raking in her $400,000 salary – a move that has prompted the ex-staffer to file her own lawsuit in response.

New York personal injury litigation firm Napoli Shkolnik has taken legal action against one of its own former lawyers, Heather Palmore, accusing her of taking advantage of the company’s remote work options to promote her own legal firm, The Palmore Group P.C.

In the New York Supreme Court filing, Napoli Shkolnik accused Palmore, who was the company’s chief trial counsel, of breach of contract, along with breach of fiduciary duty of loyalty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty of loyalty, injurious falsehood, unjust enrichment, declaratory judgment, and constructive trust.

A picture of Heather Palmore.
New York personal injury litigation firm Napoli Shkolnik accused Heather Palmore of “quiet quitting.”

Legal documents allege that “in the pursuit of personal pecuniary gain,” Palmore misrepresented her skill set, experience, and “book of business” in order to obtain her position at Napoli Shkolnik.

The documents claim that, once in the role, she “took advantage of the new remote work environment to ‘quiet quit’ her job, and simultaneously worked for two law firms at once, both Plaintiff and the Defendant Palmore Law Group, in violation of her Employment Agreement and New York law.”

The “quiet quitting” workplace trend has become immensely popular in recent times and is essentially a rejection of the idea that work has to take over your life and that you, as an employee, should be going above and beyond in your role.

Instead, people following the trend are encouraged to do the bare minimum by only performing the duties outlined in their job description and politely declining to take on any more responsibilities outside of that or

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