What is “at-will” employment?
In most states, including Texas, the relationship between employers and employees is considered at-will. This means that both the employer and the employee have the right to terminate their relationship for any reason, at any time. However, this is not an unfettered right on the part of employers. A number of restrictions, such as stipulations in an employee’s contract, prohibitions on discrimination on the basis of race and other factors, and federal laws, such as family and maternity leave requirements, can all restrict an employer’s right to terminate an employee’s position. If you have any concerns about “at-will” employment, an experienced attorney from The Melton Law Firm may be able to discuss your rights with you.