The speaker suggests the possibility of the law developing a requirement for some kind of hearing for all persons discharged from employment, including private employment. Currently, private employment is terminable at will and without cause by either party unless there is an express understanding to the contrary. However, many government employees are protected from termination without cause by a civil service law or the Constitution. The speaker suggests that this contrast between private and public employment is not justified and therefore may lead to stricter requirements on terminating private employees.
Cornelius J. Peck,
Some Kind of Hearing for Persons Discharged from Private Employment,
San Diego L. Rev.
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