Publication

Loyola Consumer Law Review

Volume

10

Page

145

Year

1998

Abstract

For most of us, employment is our most significant consumer activity. People shop for employment just as they shop for goods and services. Generally, the at-will employment doctrine gives workers the freedom to leave one company for another whenever they determine that the alternative employer is offering the worker (a “consumer” of employment opportunities) a more attractive employment package or opportunity. Workers compare wage rates, benefits, skills required, and restrictions in determining which job package to “purchase” with their labor. As a society we also recognize employment as a consumer activity. Consumer protection laws regulate workplace safety and health conditions, prescribe a minimum wage for some workers, and specify remedies for workplace related injuries.


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