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Employment At Will

What is employment at will?

Employment at will means that an employer can terminate their employee at any time without reason. It also means that an employee can quit without reason. Employers are not required to provide a notice when terminating an at will employee. There are only a few states that do not recognize the employment at will policy. Read below where the Legal Experts have provided legal answers to the top commonly asked questions referring to employment at will.

Where employment at will exists can a supervisor yell at an employee if front of fellow co workers?

The employer can complain to the Human Resource Office about the behaviors their supervisor is doing. If the harassment is discriminatory or sexual implications the employee may also involve a lawyer to stop the employer or buy out the employee with a severance package. A complaint can be brought to the Labor Board’s attention. If it is discrimination the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is another place they can report their complaint to.

What states recognize employment at will?

There are forty three states that recognize employment at will below is the states that do not recognize employment at will:

• Montana
• Texas
• Missouri
• Hawaii
• Louisiana
• Indiana
• Georgia
• Florida
• Pennsylvania
• Virginia
• North Carolina
• Delaware
• Rhode Island
• Massachusetts

If someone lives in Texas that recognizes employment at will, but works for a company in a different state and is terminated because of false statements, what can the employee do about this?

The first thing is to see whether the employee has an agreement, if not most likely the employee is working at will. An at will employee may be terminated for no reason or almost any reason. There are some exceptions were illegal discrimination occurs. An employee can be terminated for false reasons and the termination would not be wrongful because of the incorrect information from the employer. An employer may be held liable if they tell the false information to anyone. Repeating the false information to another person may be defamation. If that happens, the employee can consider a civil suit based on the defamation.

In the state of Louisiana what is the statute for employment at will?

Louisiana is not the only state that recognized at will employment, but it is only of the two states that do not recognize the three most common exceptions to the employment at will doctrine:

1. Public policy exceptions;
2. Implied contact exceptions;
3. Covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

In a state that recognizes employment at will can someone be non re-hirable for refusing to sign a form that puts them at a part time position permanently who is ineligible for unemployment benefits?

The employer can require the employee to sign the form, but an agreement suggesting to waive their right to file for unemployment benefits are not enforceable. The Unemployment Insurance rules and regulations that apply not any document they have signed.

In the states that recognize the employment at will policy are allowed to terminate employees for any given reason. Seek insight from the Experts who have had many years of experience when dealing with the employment laws for each state.

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