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Old 19th October 2004, 11:05 AM   #1

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Thumbs up I really need some comments PLEASE!

What are the benifits and drawbacks to a business who operates under the "Employment At Will" laws? If you have experienced this first hand, whether you are an employee or an employer, I would really like to hear your comments!

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Old 19th October 2004, 11:43 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum bethy5678!

(I moved your thread over here to the "General Small Business Issues" forum.)

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Old 19th October 2004, 04:43 PM   #3
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As the State of California is entirely "at will", almost anyone from here could probably comment.

In my experience, it just provides an employer with the option of firing you without giving you any reason. If they're having a bad day at home (and are shortsighted), boom ... you can be gone.

In short, good for employers, absolutely no redeeming value for employees.

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Default Be careful what you say and put in writing

Hi Bethy,

If you are an employer and want to take advantage of employment at will status for employees (as virtually every employer does), then please be careful what you say and what you write.

You can inadvertantly make a commitment to an employee by writing emails and letters. Here's an example of what NOT to say: "I can guarantee you a job for 6 months."

The best thing is to have your attorney review anything in writing or in an email. The attorney can review it once and give you standard language to follow each time. That way you keep the legal fees down.


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