Idaho is a "work at will" state. This means there is no set length for an employment relationship and either the employer or the employee may end it at any time, with or without notice; with or without cause. If there is an employer policy, employment contract or union agreement, the employment relationship may be subject to the terms and conditions of that policy, contract or agreement. The policies, contracts and agreements set up and enforced by the employer, must be in compliance with Idaho’s wage payment laws.
There are some exceptions to an employer's right to terminate an employee. For example, employees should never be terminated for a discriminatory or retaliatory reason or a violation of public policy. For information about discrimination, contact the Idaho Human Rights Commission, 317 W. Main St., Boise, Idaho 83735-0060 or call (208) 334-2873. See the website at http://humanrights.idaho.gov/.