Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Theodore J. St. Antoine

Even in the most enlightened American jurisdictions, unorganized private employers need make no positive showing of cause before ridding themselves of an unwanted employee. There are signs [in the 1980’s] of interest by both courts and legislatures in broader protections for employees’ job interests. Professor St. Antoine surveys the existing body of law, foreign and domestic; the significant changes occurring in the United States over the past two decades; summarizes major proposals for dealing with the unfair treatment of employees; and explicates some concrete suggestions concerning appropriate procedures and remedies.