Employment At-Will: New Hampshire
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Employment relationships in New Hampshire are presumed to be at-will, meaning the employment relationship can be terminated by either party, at any time, with or without cause. See The At-Will Relationship.
- New Hampshire recognizes limited exceptions to the at-will presumption, including written and implied contracts and public policy exceptions. See Employment At-Will Exceptions.
- At-will employees in New Hampshire challenging a discharge may file claims against their employers under tort theories such as defamation, so long as the plaintiff employee is able to satisfy an evidentiary burden. See Tort Considerations.