At-will employment means that either employer or employee can end an employment relationship at any time, with or without notice, and with or without explanation.
But employers should beware of using it in the same way in all situations. At-will employment is not a one-size-fits-all solution for employers parting ways with an employee. Employers must comply with all federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. And employers firing an employee in a protected case should tread carefully if citing at-will employment as the separating reason.
Michigan, as well as many other states, recognize at-will employment status although some states have exceptions for public policy or implied contract.