for-cause employment
USA
Employment that can only be terminated under a certain set of conditions, usually set out in an employment agreement. If employment is not for-cause, it is generally presumed to be at-will (at-will employment).
For further information, see Practice Note, Recruiting and Interviewing: Minimizing Legal Risk: Risk of Creating For-Cause Employment Relationships (www.practicallaw.com/1-500-4361).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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