÷ In researching this doctrine, I learned that it is generally accepted as meaning that an employer can terminate an employee at any time, with or without cause and with or without advanced notice - except in special and unusual situations such as when an employee has an employment contract or is a member of a trade union. Professor Engelskirchen suggests that employees should not be dismissed except for cause and not until the employer has seriously and carefully reviewed other options and alternatives and found them to be unacceptable or unrealistic.
Part of the essay, ˘Workplace Ethics,÷ discusses workplace privacy issues. Freeman quotes another law professor, Todd Brower, who suggests that irrespective of what rights AmericaĂs employees may believe they have in the workplace, they have little or no right to privacy. Todd explained that employers can monitor incoming as well as outgoing emails, telephone calls, Internet use, and the data stored on workstation hard drives. In addition, employers can use computer software to monitor the amount of work performed by workers right down to counting the number of keystrokes performed per hour. ToddĂs point is that privacy rights essentially do not exist in the workplace.
Sexual harassment and sexual discrimination is another workplace issue that is growing in importance. There remains in place a so-called glass ceiling in corporate America that tends to prevent even t