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1.) Implied covenant of good faith and fair dealings is meant as a protection for both parties. According to Law dictionary it is an unspoken agreement “that people will act in good faith and deal fairly without breaking their word, using shifty means to avoid obligations or denying what the other party obviously understood.” In the case of Guz I feel it applied to something beyond what is stated in the contract. Bechtel had an at will agreement meaning they rightfully could have fired Guz at any given time for any given reason. However, Guz was able to prove that Bechtel did not give him a fair opportunity to relocate to another department when his was closing, which was breach of their own personnel policies. After being with the company

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