Employment-at-Will and Wrongful Termination Allegations


May 28, 2019


Janette Levey Frisch

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

This program has been approved for 1.0 PDCs toward SHRM certification hours.
The program is pre-approved for 1 credit hour under HRCI


You may have heard that most employment is at-will, but what does that mean? If you employ your workers “at-will”, does that mean you can fire them whenever you want? Does invoking the doctrine of employment-at-will protect you from wrongful termination suits? 

Generally speaking, an at-will employment association allows the employer or the employee to end the relationship at any time. It may be with or without notice and for any reason or no reason at all. All states in the US, except Montana, follow employment-at-will rules. Though it may seem that this clause gives employers a free hand to fire employers; it’s not so. Wrongful termination is a major exception to at-will employment.

In this webinar Janette Levey Frisch, Esq., an employment law expert, will discuss the extent and limits of employment-at-will. She will explore the statutory exceptions and contractual provisions that seem to undermine employment-at-will. This session will give you clarity and guidance on an often misunderstood principle of employment law.

Session Highlights

  • Defining employment-at-will
  • Identifying situations falling outside of employment-at-will
  • Identifying exceptions to employment-at-will
  • Anti-discrimination laws and employment-at-will
  • Rights and obligations of employers and employees
  • Employment agreements, disclaimers
  • What is Employment-at-will?
  • Common misconceptions
  • Public policy
  • Statutory exceptions
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Written employment agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • The NLRB and disclaimers
  • Scope of employment-at-will
  • Case examples

Also Includes:

  • Live Q&A session with speaker
  • PPT presentation for download
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Recertification credits if applicable

Who Will Benefit:

  • Business owners
  • CEOs
  • Senior managers
  • Hiring managers
  • VP HR
  • HR directors
  • Recruiters
  • Anyone involved in hiring and firing employees