||Oracle Tips by Burleson
Formal Employment Contract
A written employment contract between the
employer and employee may impinge on the employer’s rights to fire
an employee under specific terms and conditions. This form of
employment agreement is prevalent among union employees, but a small
percentage of IT employees also enter into such agreements.
While developing a major new application
over a period of several years, it was necessary for a company to
hire an IT specialist skilled in the e-commerce arena. The
individual they found was interested in moving to the community and
wanted to be hired as an employee within a minimum specified period
of 3 years. He had worked previously as a contractor and was very
familiar with written contracts. Since he possessed the unique
skills the company was looking for and was a good overall candidate,
the company agreed to sign a written agreement.
The above book excerpt is from:
Firing Computer Professionals
manager Guide for Terminating "With Cause"