Good Guys Construction Co. wants to make sure it hires the right person for any open position with the company. After making a hire, Good Guys explains to the new employee that the first 90 days is a probationary period during which the company and the employee can determine whether the employee is the right fit for the job and the company.

Probationary or introductory periods may jeopardize Good Guys’ at-will employment policy. At-will employment means that the employer and the employee can terminate the employment relationship for any reason or no reason, except for certain exceptions prohibited by law. In a number of court decisions, probationary or introductory periods were...

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