Rely on discharge's fairness, not the shield of at-will employment

Employers would like to think that the at-will-employment doctrine and your freedom to exercise business judgment provide insulation from discriminatory discharge lawsuits. The reality, however, is that discriminatory discharge suits — even ones in which the discharge was for cause — can survive a request for dismissal and head to trial. A former employee filing such a claim often can establish a mere inference that the discharge was based on a protected characteristic, and that's all he needs to get to a jury. Read More...