Davies v. Martel Lab. Services, Inc.

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Facts: Plaintiff Davies was an employee of Defendant Martel. Her employer told her that if she obtained her MBA degree, she would receive a salary of $40,000/yr, be a permanent employee, and be on the President's Council. Also, Martel would contribute to 1/2 of the expenses incurred in obtaining her MBA. After one year in the MBA program at Northwestern, Davies was terminated.

Issue: Was the education that the plaintiff was receiving a "detriment"?

Holding: Yes.

Reasons: The actions that the plaintiff took were a legal detriment because she gave up something that legally she didn't have to as part of a contract.