Employment At-Will: North Dakota
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Lynn Block and Joel Fremstad, Fremstad Law
- Employment at-will doctrine has been codified as the standard employment relationship in North Dakota. See The At-Will Relationship.
- North Dakota recognizes limited exceptions to the at-will presumption, including contractual, statutory, and public policy exceptions. See Employment At-Will Exceptions.
- At-will employees in North Dakota challenging a discharge may file claims against their employers under various tort theories, so long as the employee is able to satisfy an evidentiary burden. See Tort Considerations.