Di Salvo details at-will employment disclaimer case in The Advocate

Di Salvo details at-will employment disclaimer case in The Advocate
Fourth Circuit Reverses Judgment Against Employer Based Upon At-Will Employment Disclaimer
Anne E. Di Salvo

Anne Di Salvo, an associate in the Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Practice, wrote this article about a Fourth Circuit ruling that highlights the importance of contractual disclaimers and at-will employment statements in employee handbooks for employers.

The article explains the case of Scott v. Merck & Co., in which the plaintiff claimed she was wrongly fired even though she was hired as an at-will employee who could be terminated for any reason. The plaintiff argued successfully to the lower court that the company violated two policy statements, which were issued after she took her job, that limited its termination powers. The Fourth Circuit reversed the verdict in her favor, finding that a clearly expressed at-will disclaimer can protect an employer from such claims.

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