It is a common-law rule between the employer and the employee that the employment contract can be terminated at any time by either party. The termination of an employee by an employer can be either good or bad and for any reason. As long as that reason is not discriminatory. The at-will term doesn’t apply to contract employees who are hired to work a certain length of time. United States is one of the few countries who allow this at-will policy. Many other countries require that an employer has to show just cause to terminate an employee. When working for a company, it should be stated in the employee handbook whether or not that company is an at-will company.