Breach of contract suit alleges aviation company lied about employee's eligibility for severance program

By John Suayan | Feb 10, 2018

SHERMAN – A Collin County man asserts a fractional jet company reneged on its promise to let him take advantage of a severance program.

SHERMAN – A Collin County man asserts a fractional jet company reneged on its promise to let him take advantage of a severance program.

Derek Shoemaker sued Flexjet, LLC for breach of contract in Collin County District Court on Nov. 27, 2017. The litigation was elevated to Sherman federal court on Feb. 9.

Shoemaker’s lawsuit says Flexjet offered him the chance to apply for a voluntary separation package.

The defendant reportedly offered the program to pilots who sought a change of employment as a form of assistance.

According to the suit, Shoemaker accepted the package on assurances of his eligibility from Flexjet and joined Southwest Airlines, but the respondent later deemed him ineligible because he was supposedly not a pilot.

The plaintiff insists he would not have resigned from Flexjet had he known he did not qualify for the package.

Consequently, he seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Brandi Jo McKay of the law firm Scheef & Stone LLP in Frisco is representing Shoemaker.

Sherman Division of the Eastern Division of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-0094

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