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  •  Are there any states (0+ / 0-)

    that AREN'T at will?  As much as I'm opposed to it, at least on the employer's end, I was under the impression that it was generally accepted as the norm everywhere.

    •  Montana! (1+ / 0-)
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      the googles tell me that courts require good cause (ie they read good cause requirements into every employment agreement.)

      Montana aside, its really a question of degree.  plenty of states put limitations on the ability of employers to fire for various reasons, whether because of an employee's leisure activities (NY) or their political activities (CA).  and then a bunch also read things like employee handbooks into the relationship.  so 49 states are at will, but there numerous constraints on employers that curtail the ability to fire for no cause.

    •  It varies from state to state (2+ / 0-)
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      irishwitch, Cassandra Waites

      But for the most part yes it's at will in states unless you have an explicit contract.  Some states have implicit contract laws, but I don't know if that would cover this situation.

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