The Broken Employment Contract

Integrative Experience in Human Resource Management

Case Study “The Broken Employment Contract”

Read Case #15 on pp. 50-53 The Broken Employment Contract” and write a paper answering questions 1 through 5.

  • Write between 750 words using Microsoft Word in APA format (only the body of the paper counts towards the word requirement)
  • Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
  • Include cover page and reference page.
  • At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
  • No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
  • Use at least three references from outside the course material, two references must be from EBSCOhost.

Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style

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When a person is hired, one of the first things an organization does is provide an employee with its written human resources policies. Doing this has elicited questions concerning whether giving an employee these policies will give rise to an employment contract between the employee and the organization. The answer to these questions is that an employer’s written HR policies can be construed as an employment contract, especially when they are poorly drafted (Stone et al., 2019). HR policies generally contain rules and regulations governing how employees should operate within the workplace (Stone et al., 2019). These policies are often contained in employee handbooks. Organizations should refrain from making legally binding promises in their HR policies (Stone et al., 2019). Furthermore, failure to include disclaimers indicating that the policies are guidelines rather than offers to contract or contracts will give rise to an implied contractual relationship between an organization and employee (Stone et al., 2019).

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The Broken Employment Contract