At-will employment means either the employee or employer can terminate the employment agreement at any time. In the US, an at-will employer can fire a worker for a variety of reasons: for not performing, if they don't have enough work for them, or basically any other reason that's not illegal, Cody Yorke, an associate at Outten & Golden's New York office, told Insider.
This situation highlights the urgency of building federal infrastructure to support working parents, but the outlook is "bleak," said Menaka Fernando, a partner with worker-side firm Outten & Golden LLP.
"There's going to be a significant number of these individuals in these states that will be forced to have children and carry their pregnancy to term. … These are the same states that are woefully lacking in protections for working mothers," Fernando said. "I think that working mothers are all but guaranteed to not have the support that they need by their employers, particularly when they're forced into this situation."
"It's part of the courts recognizing … that the wage gap is real and it's substantial, and legislatures are well within their rights to take legislative action to address the wage gap," said Chauniqua Young of Outten & Golden LLP, who represents workers bringing discrimination and wage and hour claims.
Chauniqua Young of Outten & Golden LLP, who represents workers in discrimination cases, said new requirements that employers must be transparent around salary ranges, which Connecticut, Nevada and Rhode Island passed in 2021, were especially important.
"The fact that you have three jurisdictions passing these types of laws is a tribute to legislatures trying to get things done and probably a host of organizers that are bringing issues to state legislatures' attention," Young said. "I expect to see that more states will pass pay transparency laws."
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