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Understanding At-Will Employment

By Surety HR
May 21, 2019 Category: At Will Employment, For Employers, Employee Handbook

What is At-Will Employment? At-will employment is a common law rule which means that an employer may terminate anytime for any reason with or without cause or notice for any reason by law or no reason at all. Too many Ohio employers rely on at will employment to terminate an employee without checking all of the facts and really taking it on a case by case basis. At-Will Employment and the BIG 3Exceptions for Ohio Employers Illegal Reasons for Termination For example, you can terminate an employee if they come into work with pink, blue, or any crazy colored hair but you cant for a social anxiety disorder, and it becomes a slippery slope if there are no performance issues. The employee that has the pink hair could hire an attorney and believe that she was fired because of her social anxiety disorder and not her hair. So, you havegot to be very careful. As an employer, you want to make sure that there are no illegal reasons for termination such as social anxiety disorders or any disabilities;

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