Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Essay
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George worked for the Charlotte Bobcats based in Charlotte, NC. George has a contract that guarantees his employment with the Bobcats for a period of 5 years. Jerry, who is George’s boss, wants to get rid of him NOW. Jerry resolves to using tactics to make conditions with the Bobcats uncomfortable for George to entice him to quit. George eventually quits after Jerry turned off his air conditioner in mid-July and convinced others to not speak to George. Jerry also tapped George’s phone and played his personal conversations over the loud speaker. George sues Jerry for Intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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In our case, as in Watson v. Dixon, 130 N.C. App. 47 (1998), and Waddle v. Sparks, 100 N.C. App 129, (1990), one plaintiff was able to prove that she suffered intentional infliction of emotional distress based on her mental breakdown and in the other case, only crying was seen as any distress. In Watson v. Dixon, the court found in favor of Watson and awarded her damages. In Waddle v. Sparks, the