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Is it time for a national unfair dismissal statute?

George Nicolau presents the benefits of a national unfair dismissal statute and how it might function. The panelists discuss possible the possible beneficial and harmful consequences of such a statute.

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Howard Block proposes that courts should no longer adhere to the employment-at-will doctrine in the private sector; that legislation protecting private sector employees against unfair dismissal is overdue; and that federal legislation should be adopted, prescribing minimum procedural and substantive standards in wrongful termination cases (applicable in the absence of more comprehensive state law).

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