In Halpern v. Marion P. Thomas Charter School, 2013 WL 4607437 (N.J. App. Div. Aug. 30, 2013) (unpub.), the New Jersey Appellate Division held that a teacher had overcome the presumption of at-will employment by showing that she had a contract for a term of employment that, due to a drafting mistake, did not include “at-will” terminology and did not contain a termination clause. In the absence of such provisions, the intent of the parties was unclear and the school’s motion for summary judgment should have been denied.


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