Read the Employment-at-will section of Chapter 34 in the text, and watch the following video summary:
Then, watch the following video regarding hospital employees who were told to get flu vaccinations or be fired. Twenty-four employees have been suspended for refusing to get the flu shot:
Then, consider and respond to the following question. Is the Waterbury, Connecticut Hospital within its legal rights to fire these employees? Would the employees be able to raise that they are protected by any of the exceptions to the employment-at-will doctrine?
Finally, locate other cases or disputes involving employees who have been fired and briefly summarize the facts. Why were they terminated? Are the employees claiming wrongful discharge? If so, for what reason? Whom do you think will win and why, citing the law in the text?