Friday, September 9, 2011

The Flip Side of Employment-At-Will

Here is an iteration of the law of employment-at-will doctrine:

All may dismiss their employees at will, be they many or few, for good cause, for no cause or even for cause morally wrong, without being thereby guilty of legal wrong.
                - Payne v. Western & Atlantic Railroad Co., 81 Tenn. 507, 519-520, 1884 WL 469 at 6 (Sep. term 1884).

The flip side, of course, is that employees may quit without reason or notice. Hence, the policy of maintaining freedom of ingress and egress in the labor market is protected.

From the movie Waiting, "I quit." (Click on picture to go to video)

Longer Version: (Click on picture to go to video)

Take This Job and Shove It:

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