Attempting to prove a wrongful discharge is exceedingly difficult under current law. Although laws pertaining to wrongful discharge vary from state to state, in most states employment relationships are "at-will," which means that either the employer or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without reason. However, there are a few exceptions to that rule.
- An employer cannot terminate an employee in violation of federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.
- In most states an employer cannot terminate an employee in retaliation for exercising a right that is supported by public policy. Two examples include being terminated for filing a workers compensation claim or for refusing to engage in illegal conduct.
- In most states an implied contract may be formed when an employer makes written or oral representations about job security or the processes to be followed prior to termination.
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