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Employment At Will Doctrine Assignment 1 Answer


Question 1 4 out of 4 points

Which of the following statements best illustrates the view of “utilitarianism”?

I. From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. II. The risk reasonably to be perceived defines the duty to be obeyed and risks imports relation; it is risk to another or to others within the range of apprehension. III. An action is right when maximizing welfare and total well-being. IV. Individuals should pursue his or her own self-interest, even at the expense of others. Answer Selected Answer: III only Correct Answer: III only Question 2 4 out of 4 points The best example of a source for virtue ethics for a business is Answer Selected Answer: the corporate mission statement. Correct Answer: the corporate mission statement. Question 3 4 out of 4 points According to Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which of the following is not a reason to allow corporations the right to spend money and advertise for political candidates?

2 Running Head: Employment At Will Doctrine In this paper I will summarize the employment- at-will doctrine and evaluate three scenarios as an assumed Chief Operating Officer (CCO) in a midsize company preparing for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). The three scenarios will be: John, an employee has posted a rant on his Facebook page in which he criticized the company’s most important customer, Bill, has been using his company issued Blackberry to run his own business on the side and Anna’s boss refused to sign her leave request for jury duty and now wants to fire her for being absent without permission. In each of the scenarios I will determine whether you can legally fire the employee and include an assessment of any pertinent exceptions to the at will doctrine. I will also determine the primary actions that I should take to limit liability and impact on operations. Secondly, I will examine Georgia’s policy on employment at will. Lastly, I will analyze one real world example of an employer or employee utilizing Georgia’s employment at will doctrine in the last five years and summarize the main issue and the outcome. Employment at will policy’s differ depending on each state and several sates provide exceptions to at will employment. The employment at will doctrine is a legal rule developed in the nineteenth century and gives employers the right to terminate an employee for any reason and without warning. There are three exceptions to the rule which are public policy, implied and covenant of good faith and fair dealing exception. The public policy exception is an instance when an employee is wrongfully discharged against and explicit, well established policy of the State. The implied policy exception is applied when an “implied contract is formed between an employer and employee, even though no express, written

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