Wyoming Termination (with Discharge): What you need to know

Wyoming is an “employment-at-will” state. This means that, in the absence of a contractual relationship or statute, the employee or employer may end the employment relationship at any time and for any reason. However, there are several statutory and other exceptions to the at-will doctrine that place limitations on an employer's ability to terminate an employee.
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Equal pay. An employer may not discharge or otherwise discriminate against any employee because the employee has made any complaint to his employer, the director, or any other person, or instituted a proceeding under the state's equal pay laws (WY Stat. Sec. 27-4-304).
Jury duty. It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee for fulfilling his or her obligation for jury service (WY Stat. Sec. 1-11-401).
Military service. State law prohibits employment practices that discriminate against a person who is a member of, applies to be a member of, performs, or has performed in uniformed service. (WY Stat. Sec. 19-11-104). In addition, an employee who is reinstated after leave for uniformed service may not be discharged without cause for 1 year after reemployment (WY Stat. Sec. 19-11-111).
Political activity. An employer may not discharge an employee who is nominated or elected to public office and may not cause or attempt to cause an employee to withdraw from or refuse nomination for an elected office (WY Rev. Stat. Sec. 22-26-117).
Tobacco use. An employer may not discriminate against any person on the basis of use or nonuse of tobacco products outside employment, unless it is a bona fide occupational qualification that a person not use tobacco products outside the workplace (WY ...

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