Legal Case Study: Kudler Fine Foods

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Kudler Fine Foods is currently transitioning itself towards adding a catering service and including organic products from local growers. As a result, Kathy Kudler has decided to shut down some departments for three months of refurbishing. This will result in the termination of some employees. When Kudler Fine Foods shuts down its deli, confectionary on-site meal preparation departments during it’s time of refurbishment, many legalities must be considered by both employee and employer. Legally, Kathy Kudler has the right to shut down any department in her stores for any reason. Kudler Fine Foods enforces an employment at will policy. According to the employee handbook, “KFF has the right to add new policies, change policies, or cancel policies at any time. The only policy we will never change or cancel is our employment-at-will policy. The employment-at-will policy allows you or KFF to terminate your employment at any time for any reason” (University of Phoenix, 2008). The company is obligated to make sure that terminated employees are protected and fairly compensated for their services through its unemployment services. Kathy must also take into consideration a possible decline…show more content…
However, organic products are more susceptible to food borne illnesses. Organic foods are generally grown on land that is absent of any chemicals for a given amount of time. The crops are grown without the use of pesticides or any chemicals and packed without the use of artificial preservatives, coloring and additives. Kudler Fine Foods has a responsibility to its customers for the products being sold in its stores. In order to comply with the USDA guidelines for organic products, Kudler employees will need to be trained to handle organic products. If the products do not meet the USDA qualifications for organic produce, Kudler Fine Foods may be held liable for

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