It is hardly the situation you want to face as a club but at times, it happens, with the Bradford Bulls to be taken to court by one of their former coaches.
Francis Cummins, who was coach of the club for quite a while before being sacked in June, was expecting to be paid out the remainder of his contract but that never came.
With a financial settlement unable to be reached between club and Cummins, he felt that he had no other option.
As a result, Richard Cramer, the lawyer representing Cummins, said they expect to have the case heard before the Leeds High Court early next year.
“Francis was expecting the club to honour their obligation to pay through to the end of his contract,” said Cramer.
“Bradford have not been able to accommodate a settlement, despite attempts to do so.
“For this reason, and with a heavy heart, Francis has now issued proceedings in the Leeds High Court claiming damages for wrongful dismissal.”
The club have declined to comment on the matter.