Ferrera v. A. C. Neilsen

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Ferrera v. A. C. Neilsen
Court Court of Appeals of Colorado
Citation 799 P.2d 458 (Colo. 1990)
Date decided 1990


Facts:

Plaintiff was fired as a result of falsifying her timesheets. She sued for wrongful discharge of employment, because the handbook stated that she had certain things to be done before her termination.


Issues:

Whether a handbook which expressly claims not to be a contract between the employer and employee can fall subject to promissory estoppel if the employee relies on its statements to his detriment.


Rules:

Handbooks that explicitly claim not to be a contract should not be enforced.