International Dismissal Toolkit: Individual Employment Terminations
Firing an employee in the United States can be a challenge. Group firings — reductions-in-force — can be an even bigger challenge. And from the point of view of a multinational headquartered in the United States, overseas individual dismissals and “collective redundancies” can be an intractable challenge.
We often hear the point that “[u]nlike many other…countries, the default presumption in the United States is that employment is “at will,” meaning an employer or employee can terminate the employment relationship for any reason or no reason at all.”