Is your home state an employment at-will-state and what does that mean?  Do you agree with the employment at will point of view? No

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"Employment at-will" refers to a legal doctrine where an employee and employer need not have any contract between the two of them.  In such a case, an employee may be dismissed at any time for any reason.

In most states, including Washington, where I live, there are exceptions for:

  • Illegal...

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"Employment at-will" refers to a legal doctrine where an employee and employer need not have any contract between the two of them.  In such a case, an employee may be dismissed at any time for any reason.

In most states, including Washington, where I live, there are exceptions for:

  • Illegal firing -- you can't fire someone for refusing to break the law, for filing an unemployment claim, or for any other reason that goes against established legal principles
  • You can't fire someone arbitrarily if you have either oral or written rules for hiring and firing in your business that imply a contract.

That said, I completely agree with the idea of employment at will.  It is important for businesses to be able to quickly get rid of employees that aren't working out.  And it is important for workers to be able to move out of jobs they don't like.

Many European countries have much stricter rules on hiring and firing and it hurts their economies by limiting worker mobility and making employers leery of making new hires.

The first link is a highly argumentative look at the idea that these laws are bad.  I believe that the law he referred to was overturned.

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