In New York State and also under federal law through most states of the country, we operate on At-will employment basis. What that means is that you are employed at the will of the employer; the employer has all the digression in determining the length of your employment. The employer can terminate you for any reason or no reason and does not have to give a reason for termination, unless, of course there are protections under law that you might have because of being a civil servant or because you have an employment contract or some sort of a union contract or collective bargaining experience that would provide you with certain rights in your position. When you come to see us, we need to evaluate whether you are a true At-will employee or whether you have certain protections under the law that can help you going forward in terms of maintaining job security.
This informational blog post was provided by Jane Gould, an experienced White Plains, New York Employment Attorney.