California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
I am an "At Will" employee.
Do I have a right to a Job Description?
If I get put on a Plan because I wasn't doing what I should have been doing, shouldn't I have no one?
Does "At Will" mean there are no employee rights?
Apologies for the delay, my internet has been out until now and I just got back online.
Unfortunately, as an at-will employee, you do not have any right to a job description. Although it is incredibly unfair and unethical for your employer to put you on an improvement plan, when it is impossible for you to ascertain what you were actually doing wrong (without a job description) it is unfortunately legal.
This stems from the employment at-will doctrine, which is codified in California Labor Code Section 2922, and states:
"An employment, having no specified term, may be terminated atthe will of either party on notice to the other. Employment for aspecified term means an employment for a period greater than onemonth."
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