Employment-at-will is a contractual relationship between employers and employees in which an employee may be terminated at any time without cause. Within such a contract, however, employees may also be free to terminate their own position without giving warning to their employer. Though this is still a common condition of employment, many jurisdictions have amended laws to allow exceptions to the rule in cases of discrimination. Many private companies maintain this standard, but most unions and public sector positions do not adhere to it and instead require that a just cause be established prior to terminating any employee.
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