Termination of Employment Policy

Basis for Policy

The Research Foundation (RF) adheres to the employment-at-will doctrine. All RF employment is on an at-will basis.


Research Foundation employment may be terminated by the employee or employer at any time, with or without notice and with or without cause.

Types of Termination

Reduction in Force

The RF has adopted a severance payment policy to provide assistance to administrative employees whose employment is terminated due to an approved reduction-in-force.


The termination process must be in compliance with New York State Prompt Notice Law and New York State Labor Law.



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