BUSINES LAW WEEK 8 DISCUSSION - 21241

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1.  Should employers offer employees the choice between resigning or being terminated? Under what circumstances? (Ch 18)

2.  Does the employment at will with exceptions standard provide sufficient protection for employees? Would it be better if all employers were required to meet a just cause/due process standard for termination? (Ch 18)

3.  What do you think about the increasing use of restrictive covenants? Should employers who attempt to enforce these agreements against employees that have been fired have to show that the terminations were for cause? (Ch 19)

4.  Is downsizing a sensible business strategy? Should employees be entitled to greater legal protection from downsizing? If so, what form should this protection take? (Ch 19)

5.  Describe any concluding thoughts… what is the greatest lesson you’ve learned during the course or the most practical advice you’ll be able to apply?

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Should employers offer employees the choice between resigning or being terminated? Under what circumstances?

The people who opt for the termination route generally look for the monetary benefit that they would get, they have strong case against the company, they have spare time to take legal route, they are not planning to get a new job or they are not concerned about implications of bad validation by an employer in their career.  The point which is important to take into consideration is that the decision has been made by the company and no matter what the company would implement it one way or oth