This note will be limited to an exposition of the law of the state of Washington with only a brief reference to that of foreign states. Unfortunately for the prospective employee of a Washington corporation, the right to discharge him, even though employed under written contract for a term of years, is regulated by statute. The pertinent clause reads that the corporation shall have power "to appoint such officers, agents, and servants as the business of the corporation shall require, to define their powers, prescribe their duties, and to fix their compensation."
W. H. Hutchinson,
Notes and Comments,
Power of Corporation to Discharge Those Employed under Contract for Term of Years,
Wash. L. & Rev.
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