Simone R. D. Francis

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas,  U.S. Virgin Islands

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    Labor and Employment
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University Brown University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1989
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Admitted1992, District of Columbia; 1994, Virgin Islands; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Sixth and District of Columbia Circuits
Memberships Virgin Islands Bar Association.

Phi Beta Kappa. Editor, Harvard Law Review. Member, American Law Institute.


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When Does Termination of the Employment Relationship Violate Public Policy? The Restatement of Employment Law Offers a New Framework
Simone R. D. Francis, November 26, 2015
In July of 2015, the American Law Institute published the first Restatement of Employment Law. The Restatement provides a new lens through which employers, employees, and courts can evaluate the common law duties affecting the employment relationship.

Virgin Islands Supreme Court Issues Important Decision for Employers
Simone R. D. Francis, March 19, 2015
On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands issued a decision that addresses several aspects of territorial laws prohibiting discrimination and limiting the permissible reasons for discharging employees. Rennie v. Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp., No. 2014-0028 (V.I. Feb. 6, 2015)....

Virgin Islands Supreme Court Addresses Wrongful Discharge Act and Other Statutory Causes of Action
Simone R. D. Francis, March 3, 2015
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands held that the Wrongful Discharge Act (WDA) provides a remedy not only when an individual is discharged or resigns under circumstances that are alleged to constitute a constructive discharge, but also when the individual is demoted...

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Simone R. D. Francis

1336 Beltjen Road, Suite 201
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 00802


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