ADMS 3420 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Employment Contract, Oral Contract, Granite Real Estate

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Ambiguous contract term: a contract term capable of multiple interpretations. Parole evidence rule: a common law rule of evidence in which a judge is prohibited from hearing evidence that the parties intended a meaning different than what is indicated in the clear language of the written contract. Contra proferentem doctrine: a rule of contract interpretation in which a judge interprets an ambiguous contract term in the manner most favorable to the party that didn"t write the contract. Employment contract terms arise from 3 sources: ancillary contract terms, expressed contract terms, implied contract terms. Expressed contract term: terms of the contract that the parties have explicitly agreed to, either orally or in writing. Ancillary contract term: terms found in secondary documents, such as hr policy manuals or employee handbooks, that have been incorporated into an employment contract by agreement of the employer and employee.

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