There should be a bad mood in the community, and it should be terminated
workers think employers must have a reason to fire you. Surely your employer can’t just be arbitrary and unfair. Surely they can’t just wake up in a bad mood and fire you because they didn’t like your shirt. And there’s the rub. Because, in every state but Montana, your employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all. In most states, they don’t even have to give a reason.
But that’s not right, you say. There’s a law against wrongful termination. There must be. Well, there should be, but there isn’t. What we have instead, in 49 states, is at-will employment. At-will employment is the nasty doctrine that says employers can fire at-will, for any reason, including bad mood, nepotism, being arbitrary, to bully or just out of plain jerkiness.