Under Ohio law, unless there is an agreement to the contrary, employment is “at will.” This means that either the employer or the employee may end the employment relationship without giving either notice or a reason. Although the university retains its legal rights as an “at-will employer,” and your
employment may be terminated at any time with or without notice and with or without cause, ordinarily the university strives to take a constructive and corrective approach to employee discipline. Generally, we believe that discipline should be corrective and progressive. Of course, each circumstance requiring discipline is different, and each will be dealt with as the university, in its sole discretion, determines is necessary and appropriate, including the possibility of immediate termination.