Employment At-Will: Delaware
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jessica Sussman
- Delaware employment relationships are presumed to be at-will. See The At-Will Relationship.
- Delaware recognizes limited exceptions to the at-will presumption, including written contracts and public policy exceptions. See Employment At-Will Exceptions.
- Delaware courts generally hold that tort claims are inconsistent with the employment at-will doctrine, though they do allow promissory estoppel claims. See Tort Considerations.