Employment At-Will: Wyoming
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Vonde Smith, Law Offices of Vonde M. Smith, PC
- Wyoming largely adheres to the employment at-will doctrine, with some unique exceptions. See Employment At-Will Doctrine.
- An employer's promise of "permanent" employment will not alter the at-will presumption unless the employee can point to specific language in an employment contract stating that termination may only be "for cause." See Employment At-Will Doctrine.
- Wyoming recognizes some exceptions to the employment at-will doctrine based on violations of public policy. See Exceptions Based on Public Policy.
- Wyoming acknowledges the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, but requires that a special relationship exists between the employer and the employee. See Exceptions in Tort.
- Wyoming recognizes the torts of intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress in the employment context. See Exceptions in Tort.