RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette
What rights? You have the right to quit, they have the right to fire you. Them's your rights. ;-)
I was at one time required by labor legislation that an employer was required to give you one pay period notice and also give you "just cause" for termination of employment. You, as the employee, were also required to give two weeks notice before leaving employment.
I was trying to determine which of these rights is no longer applicable under this so-called "at-will" legislation. ie right to fire without notice, right to quit without notice, etc, any other changes that might be applicable to us ordinary working stiffs.
Apparently from the thread, it sounds like the "at will" legislation only applies to the requirement to give "just cause." It is still? a requirement to give pay in lieu of notice? Will that be next?
As one of the former corporate serfs, recently freed, I believe that the "at will" legislation means that you or your employer may at any time or for any reason terminate the association. The employer is still restrained by various anti-discrimination laws, so if you happen to be of any nationality, ethinic group, religion, sect, gender, age, sexual preference, veteran status, you are somewhat protected. If you are dead, I'm sorry, but your employer may discriminate against you if you no longer can breath, and haven't been breathing for, oh about an hour or so.
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RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette: From: Gwyneth Runnings
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