Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Can an Employee be Fired for No Reason?

Many people are under the impression that an employer must have a good reason to fire an employee. A recent Boston Globe column does a good job of explaining the bad news, "Although it seems almost impossible to believe, employers in Massachusetts, or in any other employee-at-will state, can fire any employee at any time for any reason — or even for no reason at all. An employer can terminate any employee, with or without notice. " The column goes on to explain the circumstances in which a termination may not be legal.