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Employment At-Will: Wyoming

Employment At-Will requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Vonde Smith, Law Offices of Vonde M. Smith, PC


  • Wyoming largely adheres to the employment at-will doctrine, with some unique exceptions. See Employment At-Will Doctrine.
  • An employer's promise of "permanent" employment will not alter the at-will presumption unless the employee can point to specific language in an employment contract stating that termination may only be "for cause." See Employment At-Will Doctrine.
  • Wyoming recognizes some exceptions to the employment at-will doctrine based on violations of public policy. See Exceptions Based on Public Policy.
  • Wyoming acknowledges the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, but requires that a special relationship exists between the employer and the employee. See Exceptions in Tort.
  • Wyoming recognizes the torts of intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress in the employment context. See Exceptions in Tort.