Worker says 'no' to relocation: Can we terminate?

Position:HR Q&A

Q. We told an employee three months ago that his job is moving to another state (effective next month) due to restructuring. He refused the relocation. What is the risk if we lay him off now?--J.L., Texas

A. If the employee is employed at will, you can let him go for any reason or no reason at all, as long as you don't act for a prohibited reason (discrimination, retaliation, etc.). As long as none of these apply, you don't need to provide any notice or, in some jurisdictions, no more than...

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