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    At Will Employment


    Policy Statement                                                               

    All employees of Adelphi University, except for those exceptions described below, are employed on an “at will” basis.


    Reason for Policy                                                                    

    The purpose of this policy is to define the “at will” employment relationship between the University and its at will employees.


    Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         

    Non-Union Employees


    Policy

    All non-union employees, including full-time, part-time, hourly, student and temporary employees, are deemed to be employees at-will. All full-time and part-time non-union employees are informed in their Appointment Letter that employment at Adelphi is deemed to be employment at-will and is for no definite time period. An employee’s appointment can be terminated either by the employee or by the University at any time, for any reason, and without regard to cause.

    The status of union employees is determined by the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

    The at-will statement is included within the Appointment Letter and provided to full-time and part-time employees upon the time of the offer of employment.


    Definitions

    At-will employment is a term used in U.S. labor law for employment relationships in which an employee can be dismissed by an employer for any reason (that is, without having to establish “just cause” for termination), other than reasons prohibited by applicable law, and without warning.


    Procedures

    This policy does not have procedures associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Forms

    This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Related Information

    This policy does not have related information at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Policy Owner

    Jane Fisher
    Director of Employment, Employee & Labor Relations
    Office: Levermore Hall, room 203
    Phone Number: 516.877.3222
    Email: fisher2@adelphi.edu

    Secondary Contact                                                              

    Anthony Maldonado
    Phone Number: 516.877.3223
    Email: amaldonado@adelphi.edu


    Document History                                                      

    • Last Reviewed Date: January 19, 2018
    • Last Revised Date: January 19, 2018
    • Policy Origination Date: Not Known

    Who Approved This Policy                                                  

    Lisa S. Araujo

    Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Labor Relations

     
     
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