Employment at Will

Read this section, which deals with the predominant approach to employment in the United States, the employment-at-will doctrine. While this legal doctrine holds that an employee can be discharged for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all, you will soon see that there are limits to the reasons for which an employer can terminate an employee. For instance, an employer cannot terminate an employee for refusing to break the law or for reporting an employer for breaking the law (whistleblowing).