Although the Arkansas courts generally adhere to a presumption of at-will employment, there are a number of statutory and recognized common law exceptions to this rule:
Court attendance. Under Arkansas law, employers may not discharge or discipline employees for absences due to jury duty (AR Stat. Ann. Sec. 16-31-106). In addition, an employer may not discipline or discharge a victim or victim's representative for participating in the preparation for a criminal justice proceeding or for attending a criminal proceeding if it is reasonably necessary to protect the victim's interests (AR Stat. Ann. Sec. 16-90-1105).
Military service. Employers are prohibited from discharging or otherwise discriminating against employees because of their military service (AR Stat. Ann. Sec. 12-62-805and Sec. 12-62-807).
Safety. Under the Public Employees’ Chemical Right to Know Act, no public employer can discharge, discipline, or discriminate against employees who request information or file complaints relative to hazardous chemicals (AR Stat. Ann. Sec. 8-7-1010).
Social media privacy. Effective August 15, 2013, Arkansas law prohibits employers from requiring or requesting current or prospective employees to disclose user names or passwords for social media accounts or to provide access to the content of their social media accounts (AR Code Sec. ...