Throughout my HR career, I have advised managers and business owners on disciplinary matters for employees, as well as employee terminations. One frustration that I’ve often seen from my clients is that I require a valid reason, as well as documentation, before I give the green light on any involuntary separation.
“But this is an at-will state! That means I can fire any employee, at any time, and I don’t even need a reason!” – A lot of managers
The above “quote” paraphrases an argument I hear frequently.