Employment-at-Will

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: KEY TOPICS AND ISSUES, Vol. 1, R. K. Prescott, ed., Pfeiffer, 2012

11 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2012 Last revised: 28 Sep 2012

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Judith Ruud

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Wendy Becker

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania - John L. Grove College of Business

Date Written: September 18, 2012

Abstract

The employment-at-will doctrine governs when and how an employer and employee may terminate an employment relationship having no definite term (Rand, 2007). Each state interprets this doctrine under its own laws, which creates inconsistencies in its interpretation and application across the states (Moss, 2005). We provide a very general overview of this important and complex doctrine. Readers must seek additional information to understand how the doctrine applies in each state.

Keywords: employment-at-will, employment law

Suggested Citation

Ruud, Judith and Becker, Wendy, Employment-at-Will (September 18, 2012). ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: KEY TOPICS AND ISSUES, Vol. 1, R. K. Prescott, ed., Pfeiffer, 2012 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2148304

Judith Ruud

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Wendy Becker (Contact Author)

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania - John L. Grove College of Business ( email )

Shippensburg, PA 17257
United States

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