Dismissal and employment at will?
Employment at will is the doctrine governing
worker-employer relations in the United States. It states that your
employer has the right to dismiss you for any reason or no reason at
all, including reasons that may seem "unjust" or "unfair", and that you
have the right to leave your job for any reason or no reason at all
without giving notice.
If you do no have an employment contract
that specifies the exact amount of time that you are to be employed and
the conditions under which you can be dismissed, you are considered an
"at will employee" and the above applies to you.
several limitations to this doctrine depending upon the state in which
you live, federal laws and whether you are covered by a collective
bargaining agreement. These are discussed below.