Employer’s Bad-Faith Termination of Employment Contract At Will Constitutes Breach of the Contract



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Texas Tech Law Review


Examines the issue of whether or not the traditional rule allowing an employee’s termination at the will of his employer should be modified and a new cause of action for breach of contract at will recognized for an employee terminated for bad faith or malicious reasons. The author asserts that an employee should not have to fear dismissal for bad faith reasons. The author considers public policy reasons and an analogy to landlord tenant law to analyze the bad faith nature of some at will terminations.



Employee, At will employment, Job termination, Employment contract, Cause of action, Breach of contract at will, Bad-faith termination, Malicious reasons, Monge v. Beebe Rubber Co., Case note


6 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 271