April 12, 2006
Alleged Fraud Cover-Ups and Employment at Will
New York has long been one of the great bastions of the employment-at-will doctrine. One of the few groups of employees who get an exception to that are, interestingly enough, lawyers. A state judge has ruled that the doctrine does not protect a law firm against a claim that it fired an associate who "refus[ed] to allow himself to be drawn into the cover-up of defendants' wrongful acts."
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