Even statements as lighthearted as, "You'll always have a place here, as long as you keep up the great work" have been held to mean that the employer does NOT follow the at-will employment law.
If you don't see your question answered here or want more information about any of these subjects, contact the Department of Labor and Industry, Labor Standards unit, at [email protected], (651) 284-5070 or 1-800-DIAL-DLI (1-800-342-5354).Abuse can be verbal (spoken), emotional, or psychological. Often, abuse takes many forms, and abusers use a combination of tactics to control and have power over the person being abused. If you are being abused in any of these ways or you feel afraid or controlled by your partner/spouse or someone you are close with, it may help you to talk to a domestic violence counselor, even if you do not want (or are not sure if you want) to ask for legal protection.Find domestic violence counselors and resources in your county. Many people are surprised to learn, whether from an employment contract or employee handbook, that they are an "at-will employee." This means that your employer can terminate you at any time, for any cause -- with or without notice.An employer has every right to walk up to an at-will employee and say, "I don't like that your favorite color is purple.In general, civil harassment is abuse, threats of abuse, stalking, sexual assault, or serious harassment by someone you have not dated and do NOT have a close family relationship with, like a neighbor, a roommate, or a friend (that you have never dated).