When an individual finally has the opportunity to have his or her dream job, the excitement may be insurmountable. In some cases, the excitement and desire to have the job may lead to the person signing a contract with terms that he or she is not entirely comfortable. In these cases, a Florida worker may eventually feel as if he or she can no longer work under the terms, and contract disputes may arise.
Singer and former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is currently seeking a lawsuit concerning his current contract. The singer has stated that he feels that the contract is "oppressive" and that he is uncomfortable with the way his career has been carried out so far. He is hoping that the suit will allow him to forgo any further contractual obligations.
Among his issues, Phillips stated that the company with which he holds the contract, 19 Entertainment, withheld information and lied to him about certain aspects of his career. He also stated that the company agreed to performance opportunities for the singer that were more beneficial to the company than to Phillips' career. Though Phillips is not the first American Idol contestant to express discontent with 19 Entertainment, he is apparently the first to file a lawsuit.
Many individuals may recognize that, to achieve their dream job, they may need assistance from already established entities. Unfortunately, as this situation indicates, contract disputes may come about if the terms of the agreement do not prove beneficial for all parties. If a Florida worker believes that he or she is being unjustly treated under the terms of a contract, he or she may wish to look into legal options.
Source: yahoo.com, "Phillip Phillips Suing to Escape 'Oppressive' Idol Contract", Lyndsey Parker, Jan. 26, 2015