Employment “At Will” – AZ Employment Law

If you live in Arizona, you have probably heard the term employment “at-will”. Employment on an “at-will” basis means the employment is not covered by a written contract, and the employment relationship may be ended:

(1) at any time,

(2) by either the employee or the employer,

(3) for any reason not prohibited by law or for no reason, and

(4) with or without cause.

While that may sound like one’s employment can be terminated for any reason, an employee may have a claim for wrongful termination if:

(1) the employee is terminated for discriminatory reasons (on the basis of sex, age, religion, ethnicity, national origin, etc.) and has received a right to sue letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),

(2) the employee was terminated in retaliation for legally-protected conduct, or

(3) the employee was terminated in violation of a written employment contract.

If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated, contact the attorneys at Fleming & Monroe, PLC for a free consultation