RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette

Subject: RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette
From: "Maggie Secara" <maggiros2 -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 13:40:40 -0700

Yep, it's legal. California has the same deal. They don't have to give you
notice and they don't need to state a reason why you are being let go. The last
time I signed one of these, it also stated I still had to give 2 weeks notice,
although I suspect that was whistling in the dark. If they don't have to give
me notice or a reason, then I don't have to give them any either, or justify my
leaving. It is not, however, really designed in the worker's best interests.

So much for a 90-day probationary period. Your whole job is a probationary

I don't remember when this started. It seemed to come up suddenly and without
warning, but maybe I just wasn't watching the news that day.

Maggie Secara

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-76230 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-76230 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Gwyneth
> Runnings

> >My state (Colorado) is an at-will-employer. For the first time ever when
> >I hired on here, they made me sign a form that should have been at 18
> >pts, bolded, and all-caps. It stated (paraphrased): "just as you can up
> >and quit for no good reason on a moment's notice, we can fire your butt
> >for any and no good reason on a moment's notice."
> This is legal? Please explain this concept "at-will" and how it
> allows an employer to abridge your rights.
> gwyneth

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