It is always interesting when a word has multiple accepted spellings. I'm wondering what people here have to say on this particular word.
Employe is a rare dated alternative spelling of the more common employee (AHD)
From French employé. Employe (plural employes).
1920, Conference proceedings of the National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, the University of Georgia College of Agriculture, page 103: For that clerk, in the eyes of the people who come to you for service, is not merely an employe.
1935, Education Digest, page 16: As soon as a qualified substitute can be obtained, he should, upon the request of an employe recommend him for release from his contract.
- 1922, Lila Bell Acheson Wallace and De Witt Wallace, The Readers Digest, The Readers Digest Association, page 86: Bring the same relationship we used to enjoy in the firm of 50 years ago > > - when the employe used to kick the boss's door open and say: 'Joe, I just discovered [...]'.
- 1859, Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, the Chicago Homeopathic Medical Society, page 156: In his endeavor to justify a radical action, the employe often carries his grievance so far that an element of the ridiculous enters into his arguments [...].
- word-forming element in legal English (and in imitation of it), representing the Anglo-French -é ending of past participles used as nouns. As these sometimes were coupled with agent nouns in -or, the two suffixes came to be used as a pair to denote the initiator and the recipient of an action.
- "person employed," 1850, mainly in U.S. use, from employ + -ee. Formed on model of French employé.