For those who aren't sure what that is, it is most of the US states and it means any employer can fire you for any reason EXCEPT race, disability, gender or religion. And you have to be able to PROVE that you were discharged for these discriminatory reasons, so just knowing it's true isn't good enough. You need to have a smoking gun. Since getting fired for no reason at all and having no recourse I've looked into "at will" laws. They say straight out that you can be fired simply because the boss doesn't like your personality or because the boss had a fight with his wife and wants to take it out on you. You don't need to be written up. You don't need to be a poor worker. It is 100% up to the employer. And once fired, unless you are one of the 11% in a union, you have no legal recourse. It's rather amazing that Americans put up with laws like this in even more liberal states like Wisconsin and Illinois. I think we are the only industrialized nation that supposedly cares about human rights that gives an employer 100% control over his employee. I have talked to employment lawyers and I'm not exaggerating either. I'm really surprised that more people aren't ticked off that we are literally at the mercy of our employers and don't force our public servants to do something to change these laws. Even the Democrats never talk about this. On top of it, many employers fight unemployment insurance and sometimes win. Am I riled up all by myself or do other people think this is too much power for employers to have too? I'm thinking it must just be me because, really, it has never been a public issue. We just accept it or maybe some of us think it's fair...I personally think we should have to both sign some sort of contract when we are hired that holds us both accountable.