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  •  In some States an employee handbook is (4+ / 0-)
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    considered almost like a "contract" in that absent some violation of the handbook the employer can't fire you. That being said, those States are few and far between and in the States that do recognize a handbook, employers have found some ways around it.

    •  if handbook outlines causes /steps for termination (6+ / 0-)

      can be considered contract in illinois.

      Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job. -- Adlai E. Stevenson (GOTV)

      by marzook on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 10:43:34 AM PDT

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    •  JS - in CA it's a little different (5+ / 0-)

      If a company has a handbook they can't terminate you in a manner that is in conflict with the handbook. However, the handbook does not have to be all-inclusive and employees can be terminated for causes that aren't covered in the handbook. In addition, most handbooks outline the current federal and state law in the location of the facility so they are often just a recap of things like holiday and vacation policies and a summary of the laws that apply to that facility.

      Handbooks are written by company lawyers to make it harder for employees to litigate their termination.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 11:26:39 AM PDT

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