This Article will focus on how an employer can cope and plan for uncertainties in discharging an employee. After giving a general overview of the employment-at-will doctrine and the development of legal exceptions to its application, the discussion will center on four areas in which employers must address a changing relationship with its employees. These four areas include the planning of employment handbooks, job evaluations, developing personnel policies and planning for wrongful discharge litigation. The Article will conclude with some observations and thoughts on the benefits of coping with and planning for uncertainties in this area of employer-employee relations.


Student Contributions, Symposium: Coping with Change in the Law