If you are comfortably resting on the belief that you can discharge your employees for any or no reasons, due to the at-will nature of employment in Colorado, perhaps it is time to take a close look at your employee handbook. COLORADO JURIES HAVE AWARDED VERDICTS IN EXCESS OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS (in the case of Allabashi V. Lincoln Nat’l Sales Corp. ), TO MORE THAN 2 MILLION DOLLARS FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT ARISING FROM A HANDBOOK. This article will present an overview of Colorado decisions addressing contracts arising out of employee manuals, even in those situations where the employee is advised, and agrees to, the status of an “at-will” employee, subject to termination at the whim (or discretion, with or without reason) of the employer.This article is not designed to provide legal advice or render legal opinions for specific situations. For specific legal questions, contact the attorney of your choice. If you wish to consult with the author on anymatter relating to Colorado employment issues, you will be advised of the fee basis for such consultation.