"Even when federal law does apply to your company, it does not regulate every aspect of the employment relationship. For example, federal law prohibits employers from discharging employees based on race, but it does not require employers to have just cause before firing someone. That means that as far as federal law goes most of us are what the law terms employees at will. We can be refused employment, be disciplined or fired for many reasons (or perhaps for no reason), even though federal and state laws make some reasons illegal."
Here are the results from a recent Working Wounded Blog/ABCNews.com online ballot:
How much does your organization support teamwork?
A lot, 21.8 percent
A little, 25.4 percent
You're joking, right? 52.7 percent
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