Thursday, October 04, 2007
Fire at Will
While I'm sure there are good reasons to support the At Will employment doctrine, reading about cases like this, where a female employee was hired, then immediately fired because she was "overweight and had large breasts", makes me want to rewrite policy to explicitly prohibit employers from terminating their employees for no (or exceedingly dumb) reasons. Under current law, this woman does not appear to be protected, because her firing was not due to race, sex, disability, or any other protected category. Yet it strikes me as every bit as insane as many of the other ridiculous firings employers try to swing that are covered under these categories.