At-will employment is a contractual agreement an employer would have with a worker in which the employee could have his or her employment terminated for any reason. Therefore, an employer would not have to come up for a reason why the employee is being let go. Conversely, an employee generally has the right to leave without providing prior notice and for any reason. Employers from any state except Montana are allowed to carry out this practice. Even if employees are hired at-will, they still cannot be discriminated against or fired for reasons that would go against The Civil Rights Act. Employees will usually need to sign agreements at the beginning of their employment stating that they understand they are being hired at-will and that they can be let go without notice.
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