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Employment Relationships

Assume you are the Director of Human Resources in a large corporation. Review the case Medina v. Gramham's Cowboys, Inc post your response to the case. Outline the procedures that you might put in place to help the company avoid liability for negligent hiring and retention.

Discuss the concept of at-will employment and distinguish this form of employment from a union or "for cause" employee. Are there exceptions to the at-will rule that prevent employers from discharging at-will employees in certain situations?

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Assume you are the Director of Human Resources in a large corporation. Review the case Medina v. Gramham's Cowboys, Inc post your response to the case. Outline the procedures that you might put in place to help the company avoid liability for negligent hiring and retention.

The case Medina v. Gramham's involved negligent hiring practices according to the court wherein an establishment choose to hire one of their employers to serve as a "bouncer" at their tavern to remove unruly customers. The employee had a history of getting into fights in the parking lot while off-the-clock and yet the establishment decided to hire him as a bouncer under the auspice that he would serve as a good enforcer or bouncer. A patron was severely injured the first night that the bouncer was supposed to served his duties even before he entered into the establishment ...

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Employment relationships are examined. The concepts of at-will employment and distinguish forms of employment from a union of "for cause" employees are provided.

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