SESSION 1 — 49 mins, credit 0.75
Texas is an "At Will" State... So Why Worry? (Sep 2019)
Hear an overview of the employment relationship and how tort law has been adapted in the workplace. Discuss how to answer the client or the supervisor who thinks employment law begins and ends with "employment-at-will." What about terminating an employee for theft? Is there ever an obligation to give a reference on a former employee? How can a handshake get a manager sued for assault? What is intentional infliction of emotional distress? Can employee violence really be prevented? Is negligent retention really a cause of action?
Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics