I. Introduction

II. Factual Background

III. Relevant Law ... A. Promissory Estoppel Allowed ... B. Promissory Estoppel Not Allowed

IV. Analysis ... A. The At-Will Employment Doctrine and the Reasonableness of Reliance ... B. Avoiding Reality: Attempts to Read "Good faith" and "Fair Dealing" Exceptions into the At-Will Employment Doctrine ... C. Recognizing Reality: Alternative Applications of the Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel ... D. Adopting an Approach: A Starting Point

V. Conclusion