At Will Employment
Abigail Harrison works as a secretary at BuildCo, a large construction company that specializes in government contracts. Abigail is in charge of reviewing the invoices that BuildCo is sends to the state of Vermont regarding the construction of a new facility for the state’s department of transportation. Abigail discovers that BuildCo managers have been illegally overcharging the costs of time and materials in their invoices to state officials. Abigail tells her co-worker Irene Ichan about the overcharges during a lunch break, and suggests that they should be fixed. Two weeks later, Abigail is abruptly fired by her immediate supervisor. 1. What is at-will employment? 2. What are the exceptions to at-will employment? 3. assuming her termination was due to her disclosure to Irene, argue that Abigail was wrongfully terminated by BuildCo.? 4. assuming her termination was due to her disclosure to Irene. argue that BuildCo., did not wrongfully terminate Abigail?