This Article examines what good faith and fair dealing mean in the workplace, particularly where the relationship between employer and employee is otherwise presumed to be "at will." The conclusion is that except in sporadic situations, the concept of good faith and fair dealing is too vague to be helpful to either party or even to the court. The good faith and fair dealing construct, as currently understood, should be abandoned in the employment context, as should the at will presumption. They should be replaced by legislative prohibition of termination absent good cause. The Model Employment Termination Act' is an example of such employee protection.
Monique C. Lillard,
Fifty Jurisdictions in Search of a Standard: The Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in the Employment Context,
57 Mo. L. Rev.
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