Employment At-Will: Arizona
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Franci G. Fealk, Paige A. Martin, Mary Grace McNearand, and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP
- Under the Arizona Employment Protection Act (AEPA), employees in Arizona are generally considered at-will. See The At-Will Relationship.
- Arizona recognizes various exceptions to the at-will presumption, including written and verbal contracts. See Employment At-Will Exceptions.
- At-will employees in Arizona challenging a discharge may file claims against their employers under tort theories, including defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and intentional interference with contractual relations. See Tort Considerations.