Employment-At-Will Doctrine: Law, Ethics And Corporate Governance

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Employment-at-Will Doctrine Long Q Nguyen Dr. Charity Lanier Law, Ethics, & Corporate Governance Strayer University Employment-at-Will Doctrine Broadly speaking, the employment at will doctrine states that either the employer or the employee may terminate the relationship without cause and without notice. However, federal and state laws restrict full authority of the employment at will doctrine. As Chief Operating Officer, I have a civic duty to act not independently in my own title, but instead I will have to act accordingly under the employment-at-will doctrine and within the scope of my authority. This evaluation of the employment at will doctrine seeks to provide an overview of its roots. This evaluation also seeks to identify…show more content…
Unless the customer, whom Joe criticized, by using a company computer, came back and filed a complaint against John or the company, I strongly believe that Joe can be dealt with internally before our company takes any further action. Through the contract, the company has the right to monitor its employees’ usage of company computers and systems. Therefore, Joe can technically be disciplined for threatens to sue the company for invasion of privacy. I would review our company policies once again to explain the rights, privileges, and commitment of individuals involved as a means of governing working relationship. If Joe fails to improve, the best decision would be the termination of his employment under a mutual understanding to avoid going to…show more content…
Under the Whistleblower Protection Act, employees who disclose illegal or improper activities are fully protected. The secretary is obviously troubled by the situation at her work. Refusing to prepare false expense reports for her boss is one way that the secretary expresses her feeling strongly that her company should do what is right. “The whistleblower profile is such that, if nothing is done to respond to their internal complaints, they often feel compelled to disclose to authorities outside the company-even to the media” (Halbert, Ingulli, 2012). In the primary interest of our entity, its incumbent upon employers to find a right balance between the exceptions to the employment-at-will doctrine to avoid liabilities associated with the violations of the exceptions. The company in this scenario has grounds to terminate the supervisor, but I would issue him/her a written warning hoping that this situation can be resolved among us within our company. This is the case where the potential act of whistle blowing would help reveal the wrongdoing of the business world. I strongly believe that it takes a special person with strong morals to take the ramifications of whistle blowing. Losing a prized job, having to down size your life, and your life being wide open to scrutiny are effects of whistle blowing. Whistleblowers play an important role in

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