Are verbal employment contracts still liable in court?
An employee that's been working for me for two weeks decided to quit yesterday. However, he verbally agreed to give a one week notice. I can hire someone else, but I'm in a bind till then. Can I take this person to court?
2 Answers from Attorneys
No. Based on what you asked, you have no recourse.
No. The "at will" doctrine runs both ways. Absent an employment contract for a set term, both employer and employee can quit each other without notice, and for most any reason.
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