What does “at-will” employment mean? The general assumption is that “at-will” means an employee can quit for any reason and can be fired for any reason. But is that really true? Well . . . maybe not.
There are competing ideas here and that is why it merits an edition of the handbook. Despite its general meaning, there are a number of reasons you are NOT supposed to fire an employee. It is almost like “at-will” with an asterisk and a footnote at the bottom of the page with a bunch of exceptions.
Take a look at this month’s edition to find out what “at-will” really means.