Employment At-Will: Michigan
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Patrick F. Hickey, Dykema
- The general rule in Michigan is that an employment at-will relationship can be terminated at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all. See The At-Will Relationship.
- Michigan recognizes limited exceptions to the at-will presumption, including contracts and public policy exceptions. See Employment At-Will Exceptions.
- At-will employees in Michigan challenging a discharge may file claims against their employers under tort theories so long as the plaintiff is able to satisfy an evidentiary burden. See Tort Considerations.