Questions for Review and Discussion
2. The federal government has passed legislation that has altered the at-will doctrine in order
to add a level of fairness to employment law that would not exist absent that legislation. In particular,
the government has been interested in protecting employees from discrimination based on race, color,
3. Individuals with unique abilities, special talents, or a highly specialized
education often have the exibility to negotiate their own employment contracts.
Such individuals would not be affected by employment-at-will. Generally, such
people are in demand and can thus be selective in the choice of employers.
Professional athletes, established scientists, top business executives, famous
entertainers, and well-known artists and writers belong in this category. In
contrast to an individual employment contract, a collective bargaining agreement is