What types of verbal communications to employees may create an implied employment contract?

Author: Melanie J. Perez-Vellios, VP Group, LLC

Statements made by or on behalf of the employer and relied upon by an individual in accepting a job offer or keeping a job can be construed as an implied employee contract. Statements such as "you'll always have a job here", "you'll never get fired from here", or "we'll always cover the cost of your benefits" can create an implied employment contract.