The limits of an “at-will” policy — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Having an “at-will” policy may not protect you from a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by an employee. A California court recently ruled that an at-will worker who was fired after blowing the whistle on unethical business practices can sue for wrongful discharge. Upshot: Respond seriously to any employee’s complaints of illegal activity. Keep accurate performance records and never retaliate against a complainant.