At-Will Employment vs. Just Cause Employment Status

If you are a non-union employee and have no written contract in Michigan, you may be an at-will employee. Your employer does not need a good reason, or just cause, to fire you.

However, your employer may have a policy or practice of discharging employees only for good or just cause. That policy may exist in a handbook, or may be based on your reasonable expectations.

 
I saw the power of authority to come down on people and it just really got to me”
— Employment and Civil Rights Attorney Deborah Gordon