Your employer can terminate your at-will employment for any reason, but not for an unlawful reason that violates public policy or violates laws prohibiting discrimination.  For example, employers cannot terminate employees who speak up or assert their legal rights by reporting harassment or discrimination, or who request leave for a medical condition, or who report the employer’s illegal conduct including pay violations. An employer may also terminate an employee unlawfully by making the workplace so unbearable that the employee has no reasonable option other than to quit. A wrongful termination may not be simple or straightforward and it is important to seek the advice of an experienced employment lawyer to understand your rights.