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ADDITIONAL-CONSIDERATION RULE

additional-consideration  rule.Employment  law.  An  exception  to  the  employment-at-will

principle,  whereby  an  employee  who  does  not  have  a  written  contract  but  who  undertakes

substantial  hardship  in  addition  to  the  normal  job  duties  —  as  by  relocating  to  a  different  city

based  on  oral  assurances  of  job  security  —  can  maintain  a  breach-of-contract  claim  if  the

employer   does   not   fulfill   its   agreement.   [Cases:   Master   and   Servant      3(1),   4.C.J.S.

Employer–Employee Relationship §§ 22–26, 42.] [Blacks Law 8th]