Business Essay

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Assignment #1: Employment-At-Will Doctrine

LEG-500- November 3, 2013

I. Introduction
The employment-at-will is a term part of the labor law in which states that an employee can be dismissed by an employer for any or no reason and without warning. Likewise, an employee is free to leave a job at any time for any or no reason with no adverse legal consequences. At-will also means that an employer can change the terms of the employment relationship with no notice and no consequences. “For example, an employer can alter wages, terminate benefits, or reduce paid time off. In its unadulterated form, the U.S. at-will rule leaves employees vulnerable to arbitrary and sudden dismissal, a limited or on-call work schedule depending on the
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An employee who intentionally files a false report of wrongdoing will be subject to discipline up to and including termination. Whistleblower protections are provided in two important areas; confidentiality and against retaliation. In this paper both of these subjects, the employment-at-will and whistleblower policy will be discussed in different scenarios of the employee’s behavior and performance and how these situations would be managed using the company’s policies and procedures in order to make the best decision on how to handle situation. II. Employment at-will Doctrine
Scenario 1: John posted a rant on his Facebook page in which he criticized the company’s most important customer. This could cost a great adverse impact on the relationship with the customer and possibly a catastrophic outcome on future business with the customer as well. This could be a chain effect in which could result in loss of revenue for the company. This person would most probably be fired for such conduct because of the consequences for which would definitely affect the company. Also, the customer would be given an explanation of the employee’s action for clarifications and also apologized for it by letter. There will be also some steps to take in order to avoid any future similar

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