If at-will employees can be terminated for any reason without warning, can they ever bring an action for wrongful termination?

Minneapolis employment law attorney Marnie DeWall discusses wrongful termination.

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At will employment generally means that you can terminate the individual for any reason as long as it’s not discriminatory in nature. And what that means is that yes, an employee could have a wrongful discharge claim if an employer took actions that violated state or federal law, particularly discrimination laws. For example, if an employer terminated somebody and the person could prove it was because of their age that might be a wrongful discharge claim that would not be barred by the general at will employment relationship.