At-Will Employment Poster
Communicate, publicize, and reinforce an at-will employment policy to prevent wrongful termination claims with this exclusive plain-language notification poster.
The legal doctrine of “at-will employment” allows employers to terminate employment at any time for any reason, as long as the termination decision is not discriminatory or in retaliation for exercising protected rights.
The EEOC has reported record levels of discrimination charges over the last two years, and the increase can be attributed to a rise in claims from workers who were laid off or terminated as a result of the economic recession. To prevent these costly claims from occurring, attorneys specifically recommend publishing an at-will employment policy to ensure that employees understand the terms and conditions of employment.
Over 16 million civil lawsuits are filed annually in the U.S., many of which involve claims of workplace discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful discharge brought about by disgruntled former employees. One-third of all employment-related lawsuits involve allegations of wrongful termination (i.e. the decision to terminate was based on an unlawful or discriminatory factor). According to recent studies, companies lose over 60% of all wrongful termination lawsuits, and the average jury award in these lawsuits is $600,000.
To help employers communicate and/or reinforce an at-will employment policy, Personnel Concepts has introduced an At-Will Employment Poster.
This 11” x 17” poster notifies employees that employment can be terminated by either party at any time for any reason. It also includes a legal definition, statutory exceptions, and information on the applicability. progressive discipline procedures. Publicizing an at-will employment policy with this exclusive poster can be effective in reducing the likelihood of a wrongful termination claim.
Who Needs It:
All employers must ensure that their termination process complies with applicable laws.
Prevent Costly Wrongful Termination Lawsuits
The average cost to defend an employment-related lawsuit is $50,000, and the average jury award in wrongful termination cases is $60,000. By communicating an “at-will employment” policy in plain language to all non-contract employees, employers can significantly reduce the likelihood that a terminated worker will file a wrongful termination claim.
Plain Language Notification
This exclusive plain language poster describes the legal doctrine of at-will employment in a clear and concise manner, ensuring that employees understand the general terms and conditions of employment.
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Our 11” x 17” At-Will Employment Poster includes the following critical information:
- Legal definition
- General policy statements
- General exceptions
- Statutory exceptions
- Progressive discipline procedure description