Can employer sue employee for at will employment but not in favor of employee for 2 weeks notice?

Sir,
I am a software engineer working in Allentown,PA.My employer has a registered office in OH.I started working in the first week of July.My employer filed my H-1B visa at the same time.
I had signed a contract which was at will except for the fact that that I had to give my employer 2 weeks notice(@$1000 damages a day).I have now got a better job and given him 7 days notice.
He had sponsored my relocation including airfare,H1-B fees,car rental and hotel for 2 weeks.But I did not sign any relocation agreement.
My question is can he sue me to get relocation expenses?And can he sue me to pay him for the 3 days of notice which fall short.
Sincerely hoping to get a reply from you.

1 answer  |  asked Aug 11, 2002 3:12 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Christopher Ezold
Cannot answer without review of your contract

Mr. Klingshirn:

Without reviewing your contract, I cannot answer your question. If your contract was at-will with no other payment to you, then it is likely that the $1000 a day damages are unenforcible. Again, without reviewing the contract, I am just speculating.

With regard to the money invested in relocating you, it is also unlikely that the employer could sue you. However, I cannot provide an absolute answer without reviewing your employment history and whatever representations and agreements, if any, were made between you and your employer.

Christopher E. Ezold

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Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Aug 12, 2002 11:08 AM [EST]

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