Termination with cause question / reduction in force

I am reviewing a job offer from a consulting company in Texas. A "reduction-of-force layoff" is included in the list of reasons for which an employee may be "terminated with cause." Is this standard practice?

Thank you for your assistance.

1 answer  |  asked Jan 5, 2002 8:02 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Margaret A. Harris
Termination for Cause

The short answer is "yes." The longer answer is that I'm surprised that the company is identifying circumstances that would lead to a termination for cause. Most companies, in dealing with most employees, reserve their "right" to fire employees with -- or worse yet -- without cause. So, if you have an offer that limits the company's ability to terminate you, requiring that there be cause, you are way ahead of the game. Most employees do not have that kind of job assurance.

posted by Margaret A. Harris  |  Jan 6, 2002 6:41 PM [EST]

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