A workplace “rife with fear and intimidation” is how independent investigators reporting on allegations of sexual harassment by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo described the work environment of the Governor’s Executive Chambers.  A toxic workplace culture that not only enabled harassing conduct, but also “created a hostile work environment overall.[i]”  Staggering.

With few exceptions, almost all states, including California and Arizona, adhere to the default rule of at-will employment. The at-will nature of employment; the ability to terminate the employment relationship with or without notice for any reason, so long as it’s not a wrongful reason, is an important legal protection, and can help in challenging allegations of wrongful termination.

Teresa McQueen


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