What does at-will employment mean?

At-will employment means that your employer can terminate you for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the reason is not discriminatory or retaliatory. It also means that you, as the employee, can terminate employment relationship for any reason or no reason at all without negative legal consequences. But it is important to know that your employer cannot terminate you for a discriminatory reason or cannot retaliate you because you engage in protected activity.