I signed a contract with my facility to help pay for my tuition for nursing school. In the contract it says "employees will be assisted at a rate of up to $3,500 of the cost of tuition and books per degree program, paid directly to the institution upon presentation of invoices of anticipated expenses: LVN, ADN, BSN, and Advanced Practice nursing students will be assisted in advance of each semester." The issue I am having is that I was only assisted once and my boss said it is because it is a scholarship kind of contract when it clearly says the above that I put in. What can I do and does this break the contract?
I would have to read the contract. You've told us nothing about your conditions under the contract or what it says about termination. Take another read through your contract and read the termination section. While, as written, there seems to be a duty to assist but we don't know if there are other conditions on the participation. Also, it says "up to", which suggests a nominal amount (or even no amount) would be acceptable assistance.
Without reading your entire contract there is not way to say for certain, but from your post, there would not appear to be a breach by the facility. It promised to pay up to $3,500 in tuition per degree and it did that. You post does not suggest you are getting more than one degree or that the facility's obligation was a recurring one. If, after closely reviewing the contract, you believe that you are entitled to more help, consult a contract dispute lawyer.
Answers in this general Q&A forum are for discussion purposes only, are not being provided in the context of an attorney-client relationship and are not to be construed as providing legal advice. Massey Law Firm PLLC and its attorneys may be retained only on the basis of a written contract, signed by the attorney and the potential client, together with the payment of fees and costs as may be required by the contract.
From the information you have provided, it appears that your employer will only pay up to $3500 per degree. If your employer has already paid that amount, it appears they have fulfilled their duties under the contract. Without seeing the whole contract it is hard to say if there has been a breach by the employer.
Disclaimer: The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. No attorney-client relationship has been created and we have no obligations to you or your case.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline