Terminating An Employee
Employers have the right to terminate employment for just cause. If the employment is at will, an employee may be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, as long as applicable employment laws and antidiscrimination laws are not violated.
In the case where there is a company policy concerning termination, it should be followed and applied uniformly. When the employment relationship is spelled out in a written employment agreement, the terms of the agreement will usually determine under what circumstances the employment can be terminated. Changed economic conditions also provide a valid reason for termination.
Employers are generally not required to give notice to an employee prior to termination or a lay-off. In some situations, the WARN Act provides for notice to workers prior to lay-off. Some states may have requirements for employee notification prior to termination or lay-off.
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