Correct answer: (C)
Through a formal contract negotiation and documentation
The implied contract exception to at-will employment is not a formal contract; however, it is a legally binding agreement that is created, not through formal contract negotiation and document, but by the actions of the employer and the employee. An example of an implied contract is when the employer gives oral assurances that the employee will have continued work as long as the employee’s performance is adequate. Also, reliance on the employer’s handbooks, policies, and practices may create an implied contract for employment under which the employer cannot terminate an employee without just cause.