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Employment-at-will doctrine: An investigation of its evolvement and its influence on business

Mayhew, Kevin Richard
Scope of Study: This report Examines the evaluation of the Employment-At-Will Doctrine. It looks at the creation of the doctrine and the current influences that are changing the Employment-At-Will Doctrine It also examines in detail recent court exceptions to the Employment-At-Will Doctrine.
Findings and Conclusions: Even though the Employment-At-Will concept enjoys support in the state courts, current court behavior suggest that its legal sanctity will be steadily whittled down. The court has taken exception to the At-Will Doctrine by judging that implied job security constitutes an implied contract. This report also has included suggestions to employers on avoiding a wrongful dismissal suit.