Most employees in this country work at will. This means they can quit at any time, with or without notice, and their employer can fire them at any time, with or without notice, for any reason that is not illegal. If you have an employment contract, however, it might change the at-will employment relationship.
When it comes to employment law, the media perpetuates many stereotypes. If you feel that your rights are being violated in the workplace, do not allow misconceptions to influence whether or not you consult a lawyer focusing on employment litigation.
If you want to know if you have a valid dispute or claim, it is important to recognize common misconceptions about employment laws, firms, and attorneys.