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Contractual Limits on Termination

Learn the traditional rule of employment at will and how it can be modified by express and implied contracts of employment.


A hair salon owner needed to expand his staff. The owner hired a stylist without using a written contract and without making any promises of job security. A few months later, the owner fired the stylist without offering a reason. Was this termination lawful?

I.               Employment at Will

The traditional rule of at-will employment is that an employer may fire an employee at any time and for any reason, or for no...