Week 1 Discussion


Supporting Lectures:

Review the following lectures:

  • The Evolving Employee-Employer Relationship
  • Workplace Torts

Discussion Questions

Before beginning work on this discussion forum, please review the link Doing Discussion Questions Right, the expanded grading rubric for the forum below, and any specific instructions for this topic.

Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your classmates’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses in the Discussion Area.


Choose one of the following discussion questions.

Discussion Question 1

  • Identify and discuss one exception to the employment-at-will doctrine.

Discussion Question 2

  • Describe one commonly found workplace tort and provide a current news story detailing a successfully brought suit for the tort selected.

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your initial posting should be addressed in 500–1000 words as noted in the attached PDF. Submit your document to this Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Be sure to cite your sources using APA format.