Employment at Will

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Employment at Will

A form of employment in which either the employee or the employer may terminate employment with or without cause and with or without notice. For example, an employee may quit as soon as he/she finds a better job. Likewise, the employer may fire an employee even if he/she comes to work on time and performs diligently. Employment at will is not allowed in all jurisdictions and it is restricted even where it exists. For example, an employer ordinarily may not fire a worker on racial or religious grounds.
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The plaintiff brought an action against her former employer alleging sex discrimination in violation of Title VII, breach of an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and bad faith sufficient to justify an award of punitive damages.
asserts a common law claim for a breach of an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing derived from her contract of employment.