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

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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