LEG 500 Assignment 1 Employment-At-Will Doctrine
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• LEG 500 Assignment 1 Employment-At-Will Doctrine
Due Week 3 and worth 200 points
As a manager and supervisor of an accounting department, discuss the following issues related to the employment-at-will doctrine and liability of an employer based on actions and responses to the employee’s behavior and actions. Jennifer, a recent graduate, has recently been hired by your accounting firm out of college. Upon being hired, she engages in a number of different behaviors that need your attention.
For each category of behavior, describe what steps you would take to address the situation. In your responses, you may want to consider the following
Should the firm be legally allowed to fire her based on the employment-at-will doctrine? Why or why not?
What are the legal implications for the employer vs. the employee in this particular instance?
What preventive measures should the employer have in place in order to reduce any risk or liability on its part?
Are there any “exceptions” to the employment-at-will doctrine that would apply in this case?
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you
1. Describe what steps you would take to address the following scenario involving skills, competence, and abilities
The employee seems to be unable to learn the computer applications that are basic to her job responsibilities, but, consistently “tells” her boss that she is “a good worker and a genius” and that he does not “appreciate her”. Even after a few months of training and support, she is unable to use the computer tools to be productive and efficient in completing the required tasks.
2. Describe what steps you would take to address the following scenario involving management, behavior, and performance
The employee tends to burst into a rage when criticized and is frequently late to work as noticed by her boss and other staff members. When her boss...