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.
Public Policy Exception
The public policy exception is one of three available exceptions to the Employment At-Will Doctrine. The public policy exception is accepted in 42 states. It basically states that an employer may not terminate the employee for legally complying with state or federal law, even if this compliance is detrimental to the employer.