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Slides for Exam 2 - At-will employment in the U.S.Replaced...

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Unformatted text preview: At-will employment in the U.S.Replaced common law based on English practices, where:o One year term impliedo Good cause required for termination1877 - American courts adopted at-will doctrineo Judge-made lawo Employees can be fired at will of employer, for no cause1960s reformso Federal anti-discrimination lawso Courts began to recognize public policy exceptionsU.S. is the onlyat-will industrialized nationAt-willdoctrine exceptions:Federal statutes:Civil Rights Act of 1964- Employees cannot be fired on basis of race, gender, national origin, religious beliefs, age (over 40), or disability (added in 1990).NLRA - Workers cant be fired for union organizing activities.WARN Requires 60 days notice of large-scale layoffs.At-willdoctrine exceptions:Common law (and some state statutes):Public Policy- Employees cannot be fired for complying with laws or exercising legal rights....
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course BUS 682 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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Slides for Exam 2 - At-will employment in the U.S.Replaced...

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