||Oracle Tips by Burleson
In order to preclude the possibility of
creating an implied employment contract through employer verbal and
written communications, the employee handbook should contain an
This disclaimer should state that the
employee handbook and any verbal exchanges do not define an
employment contract. It should be stated that the policies and
procedures defined in the handbook may be modified by the employer
at any time and without notice. In addition, document that only the
President of the company may authorize employment agreements.
at-will doctrine, disclaimers, and employment termination guidelines
throughout company documentation will help to ensure the employer
the best position for legally firing employees, if necessary. Even
if an employer mistakenly implies a just-cause employment contract,
having these elements in place will assist in the defense against
wrongful discharge suits.
The above book excerpt is from:
Firing Computer Professionals
manager Guide for Terminating "With Cause"