Termination at Will Law and Legal Definition

Termination at will refers to clause usually entered in employment agreements by which an employee or employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time for any or no reason at all.

The rule governing termination of at-will employees is generally that employers can discharge employees for no cause, good cause or even cause morally wrong without fear of liability. Normally an employer will not be held liable for any damage or lost income resulting from termination of an at-will employee. [Bakotich v. Swanson, 91 Wn. App. 311, 314 (Wash. Ct. App. 1998)].