To: The New York State House, The New York State Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo

Abolish Employment at Will

"It is the public policy of this state that employment not be terminated for either abusive, arbitrary, irrational, or wrongful reason(s). Judges hearing wrongful discharge cases shall consider this public policy."

Why is this important?

During the 1980s, many state courts recognized the existence of public-policy exceptions to at-will employment. These courts were influenced by a large number of law review articles published since the mid-1960s that condemned the doctrine of at-will employment. And, as an increasing number of state supreme courts recognized public-policy exceptions to at-will employment, other states were willing to join the rapidly growing minority, which soon became a majority.