At-will employment contracts

What is an at-will employment contract?

Most employment contracts or agreements are considered at-will. This means that the employer or the employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason or no reason at all. It does not make a difference whether the employee actually did anything wrong.

There are exceptions to At-Will Termination – some are: violation of Federal Discrimination Laws, such as race, religion, gender, age, and disability status; implied contracts; covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

Do you need an attorney to help review an at-will employment contract?

It would be wise to have your attorney review any employment contract for you so you understand the potential risks and be able to perform the contract better. Further, an attorney can help you understand your rights and can represent your interests in court if necessary.

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