Avoiding and Defending Wrongful Discharge Claims presents techniques and strategies for handling wrongful discharge claims from an employer's perspective, including internal investigations as well as defenses and counterclaims, discovery, examination of witnesses, damages, and settlement. The text explores emerging issues, such as drug testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act. It also examines public policy exceptions to employment-at-will. This complete guide details policies and procedures to minimize liability, alternative measures in dispute resolution that may circumvent litigation, and preventive measures that may benefit employers in their hiring practices. Rely on this works thorough coverage of investigation, discovery, and trial in your preparations. Sample forms, pleadings, and motions are included.