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.
Implied Contract Exception
One of the three exceptions used in the Employment At-Will Doctrine is the implied contract exception. Currently accepted as an exception in 38 of the states, it relies on the wording of the employee handbook and any policies and procedures made available to all employees.