Chapter 20: Employment Law
Chapter Overview: Ready to Learn?
Did you know an employer is able to discharge an employee at any time, for any or no reason, and with or without notice? This doctrine is known as employment-at-will. As a result, the courts have established five standards it will consider regarding unjust termination. These five standards include promissory estoppel, implied contract, public policy tort, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and implied covenant. Unions often negotiate employment contracts. This process is called collective bargaining. By studying this chapter, you will have a better understanding of employment-at-will and the laws that protect union activities.
Legal Web Links: Need to Know More?
Surf the Internet for legal Web links.
The Web site for the United States Department of Labor.
Real Cases: Did You Get It?
Apply the chapter material to real cases.
Self-Check Quizzes:Test Tomorrow?
Test your knowledge of chapter material with a self-check quiz.
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