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Strayer leg500 assignment 1 spring 2014




Question;Assignment 1: Employment-At-Will Doctrine Due Week 4 and worth 150 points Imagine;you are a recently-hired Chief Operating Officer (COO) in a midsize;company preparing for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). You quickly;discover multiple personnel problems that require your immediate;attention. John posted a rant on his Facebook page in which he criticized the company?s most important customer.Jim;sent an email to other salespeople protesting a change in commission;schedules and bonuses and suggesting everyone boycott the next sales;meeting.Ellen started a blog to protest the CEO?s bonus;noting that no one below director has gotten a raise in two (2) years;and portraying her bosses as ?know-nothings? and ?out-of-touch?Bill has been using his company-issued BlackBerry to run his own business on the side.The;secretaries in the accounting department decided to dress in;black-and-white stripes to protest a memo announcing that the company;has installed keylogger software on all company computers.After;being disciplined for criticizing a customer in an email (sent from his;personal email account on a company computer), Joe threatens to sue the;company for invasion of privacy.One of the department;supervisors requests your approval to fire his secretary for;insubordination. Since the secretary has always received glowing;reviews, you call her into your office and determine that she has;refused to prepare false expense reports for her boss.Anna?s boss refused to sign her leave request for jury duty and now wants to fire her for being absent without permission.As;an astute manager, you will need to analyze the employment-at-will;doctrine and determine what, if any, exceptions and liabilities exist;before taking any action. As you proceed with your investigation, you;discover the company has no whistleblower policy. Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you: Summarize the employment-at-will doctrine and evaluate each of the eight (8) scenarios described by determining: Whether you can legally fire the employee, include an assessment of any pertinent exceptions to the employment-at-will doctrine.What;action you should take to limit liability and impact on operations;specify which ethical theory best supports your decision.Take;a position on whether or not you would recommend to the Chief Executive;Officer (CEO) that the company adopt a whistleblower policy. Support;the position.Justify at least three (3) fundamental items that;should be included in a whistleblower policy. Provide a rationale for;your selection of each of the three (3) recommended items.Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference and proprietary Websites do not qualify as academic resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be;typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with;one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA;or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional;instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the;assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title;and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in;the required assignment page length. The s


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