If my boss made me sign a contract when I got hired for 2 years of service, if hhe asked me to do illegal things on several occasions, does this void the contract?

I am a pilot, and my boss has asked me to log my hours in a way that goes against the Federal Aviation Regulations. I told him it was illegal and have even contacted the FAA and they said it wasn’t right, but he kept pushing it.

Asked on July 23, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written about the contract that you signed with your boss several years ago, just because you were asked to do illegal things by your employer does not in and of itself render the contract you signed void or voidable. The contract that you signed is valid. What your boss did regarding the logging in of the hours was wrong.

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