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employment at will

a common-law doctrine stating that in the absence of an employment contract, neither an employer nor an employee is required to give advance notice of termination or resignation, nor are they required to give a reason for their action. Legal exceptions to the doctrine are provided by whistleblower and antidiscrimination statutes, as well as retribution laws that protect employees against termination for such actions as filing a worker’s compensation claim or serving on a jury.

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March 3rd 2024



n. a tendency to comply with the wishes or obey the orders of others. —submissive adj.