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Dukowitz v. Hannon Security Services (No. A11-1481)

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Minnesota Supreme Court Refuses to Expand Exception to Employment-at-Will Doctrine

Ogletree Deakins • January 13, 2014
The Minnesota Supreme Court rang in 2014 with an employer-friendly decision on the at-will employment rule. On January 2, in Dukowitz v. Hannon Security Services (No. A11-1481), the state’s highest court held that the public-policy exception to the employment-at-will rule does not apply to an employment termination resulting from an employee’s application for unemployment benefits. This is a key holding for employers, as it signifies the court’s reluctance to further chip away at the common law employment-at-will doctrine.