What Is An At Will Agreement

Implicit employment contracts are most often found when an employer`s personnel policies or manuals indicate that an employee will not be fired except for cause or a termination procedure is established. If the employer dismisses the employee in violation of an implied employment contract, the employer may be held liable for the breach of contract. In many jurisdictions, courts were willing to recognize exceptions to public order for employees who were dismissed because they asserted a legal right. For example, in Firestone Textile Co. Division, Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. v. Meadows, 666 S.W.2d 730 (1983), the Kentucky Supreme Court held that an employer cannot fire an employee simply because he or she has filed a workers` compensation claim.