The doctrine of at-will employment is undergoing serious erosion. At-will employment has traditionally meant that either party in an employment relationship is free to terminate employment at any time for any reason. In recent years, however, court rulings have created many exceptions to the at-will rule, and the current status of the doctrine offers little certainty as to whether a particular dismissal decision will result in liability for wrongful termination.
Cheryl S. Massingale,
At-Will Employment: Going, Going,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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