As discussed in 9.1, most employment relationships in the US are 'at will' and terminating an employee is often a straightforward process.
However, employers should be aware that US employees are notoriously litigious and the majority of employment-related lawsuits in the US are related to employment termination. It is therefore recommended that employers be fair and transparent in their termination process.
Unlike many other countries, severance is generally not required in the US, unless agreed to by contract between the employer and employee. In many circumstances, an employer may require the employee to provide a
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