Mertyris v. P.A.M. Transport, Inc
In Mertyris v. P.A.M. Transport, Inc., 310 Ark. 132, 832 S.W.2d 823, 825 (Ark. 1992), the Arkansas Supreme Court said it would be unreasonable and absurd to interpret an employment manual as implicitly foreclosing termination for criminal acts or wrongful conduct beyond the conduct specifically listed in the manual as grounds for termination.
The court refused to hold a list of conduct justifying automatic termination constituted an implied promise not to dismiss an employee for criminal conduct, wrongful act, or other legitimate reason. Id.