This article explores certain developments in the area of individual employees' rights. Some of these developments have not yet fully matured to "doctrines" or discrete principles of law. Rather, some of these developments are still mere judicial hints of things which are, perhaps, still to come. In a number of instances these hints are gleaned from the language of courts which, while rejecting a claim, set forth standards under which such a claim could be established. Moreover, these developments are discussed not so much to present an encyclopedic detailing of the current status of the law in the areas of defamation, sexual harassment, bad faith denial of contract, liability for informing on a co-worker, employment-at-will, drug testing, AIDS, and polygraphs, but rather to present a management perspective on these areas, including an analysis of the impacts these developments might have on the traditional, non-unionized employer-employee relationship.
Thomas H. Barnard and Martin S. List,
Defense Perspective on Individual Employment Rights,
67 Neb. L. Rev.
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