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It is a Doctrine of American law where employers and employees can break their relationship of employment with no liability unless the employee is a member of a union and the employer belongs to a collective bargaining group. The hiring is called “At Will” where the employer can terminate the employee "for good cause, or bad cause, or no cause at all," and the employee can quit, strike or cease work at his own will.
For at will employment it will amount to illegal termination if the contract is an implied contract where the employee handbook says that the employee will not be fired or specifies the reason and process of firing. In such case at will employment termination will be invalid and the employer can be sued for breach of contract....