At-Will Employment

At will employment is a  legal doctrine grounded in historical court cases whereby the relationship between the employer and the employee is at the will of the employer or employee. This means either party may terminate their relationship for any reason or no reason with or without notice. There are generally three recognized exceptions: 1) Public-Policy, 2) Implied Contract and 3) Progress Disciplinary Procedure.

At-Will Employment Doctrine

At-Will Employment Doctrine

In the world of employment, there are two positions of bargaining.  One is the employer and the other is the employee.  In general, the public views the two positions as unequal in nature given the power of the Company.  This is due to the historical position the courts have taken in employer/employee cases.   As the human resources officer of your Company it is important for you to fully understand the At-Will Employment Doctrine as this doctrine sets the relationship between the two parties.

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