The Conundrum of “At-Will” Employment

In his latest Employer Handbook column in the Rochester Business Journal, Benjamin E. Mudrick, a partner at Harter Secrest and Emery, explores the complexities of “at-will” employment in the United States.

Ben highlights the common misconceptions held by international companies regarding the ability to terminate employees without cause, shedding light on the legal nuances and potential pitfalls. He emphasizes that while “at-will” employment allows termination for various reasons, there are crucial exceptions, such as discrimination or retaliation, which can lead to litigation and legal complications, and therefore urges employers to navigate these intricacies carefully.

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