Legal Question in Employment Law in Illinois

Is the employer employee handbook a contract between employer and employee

Asked on 10/02/13, 8:23 pm

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Betty Tsamis Tsamis Law Firm PC
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The provisions of an employee handbook could create legally enforceable promises unless there is clear and unequivocal language disclaiming that the provisions are promises or it is otherwise a contract. Notwithstanding a disclaimer, some provisions within a handbook have been held by courts to create legally enforceable promises/contracts because of the conduct of the parties.

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Answered on 10/03/13, 2:20 pm


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