At Will” Employment
Jane recently started working for Sundown Community Hospital in the claims/billing department. Her duties included preparing and submitting Medicare/Medicaid claims for payment. Shortly after being hired Jane discovered irregularities which were potentially illegal billings to Medicare. When she raised the issue to her supervisor James, she was terminated. Jane inquired as to the reason and was told that according to the staff handbook all employees are hired “At Will”; thus, no reason or notice was needed for termination.
- What is “AT WILL” employment?
- Are there any exceptions to “AT WILL” employment?
- As the director of HR for Sundown Community Hospital what concerns would you have over Jane’s termination?
Please reference any materials so I can conduct further research!