Employment At The United States Essay

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Employment At-Will gives the employer the right to terminate employment at any time for any reason, except an illegal one. In turn an employee can leave their job for any reason without any adverse legal affects. The purpose of this paper is to examine Employment At-Will and the advantages and disadvantages to both the employer and employee. It will analyze various workplace scenarios and determine the cause and effect. It will also examine the state of Georgia’s At-Will policy and a recent case involving it.

What is Employment At-Will Employment At-Will is a term used in U.S. labor law granting the employer the right to terminate any employee for any reason and without providing any warning. In the United States, employees without a written employment contract generally can be fired for good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all; judicial exceptions to the rule seek to prevent wrongful terminations (Muhl, 2001, p.1). When employees acknowledge At-Will employment during hiring they lose claim for loss of dismissal. The employer also has the right at any time to change the terms of employment at any time with little or no repercussions. The At-Will presumption can be modified by the employer via a contract with the employee. This process normally happens when specific work is required for a specific duration. All states honor some form of At-Will employment with a varying number of exceptions. Even so Employment At-Will remains a controversial subject in the study of law
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