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Coverage - Slander - Employment Practices Exclusion
Harry W. Low v. Golden Eagle Insurance Company
Court of Appeal, Fourth District (November 14, 2002)
This case exemplifies the rule that where the law changes on the duty to defend during the course of an action, a carrier which has adequately reserved its rights may rely upon the change in law. The Court was careful to distinguish this from a case where the duty to defend turns on factual disputes.

Employment Practices

Dilemma of Section 533 in Employment Practices

Scott v. Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Labor Code Section 500

Foley vs. Interactive Data Corp., 47 Cal. 3d 654, 765 P.2d 373
NOT ALL TERMINATIONS OF AN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP ARE WRONGFUL
The general rule in California is contained in Cal. Labor Code 2922 which states " an employment, having no specified term, may be terminated at the will of either party on notice to the other."
EXCEPTIONS: There are several exceptions to the general rule. Some of the exceptions to the at-will doctrine were created by case law and some have been codified by statute.

Express Contracts 
Implied Contracts  
Public Policy Exception
Discrimination
Misrepresentation
Sexual Harassment
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