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Employee Firing Laws by State

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Various laws, including federal antidiscrimination laws and contract laws, impose restrictions on an employer's ability to terminate an employee. Many states have their own antidiscrimination laws that offer employees similar, if not broader, protections as the corresponding federal laws.

Click on a state on the map for the types of restrictions that by law may apply to limit an employer's ability to fire an employee in that state.

In addition, keep in mind that the state laws that govern the hiring process often apply to firing and termination as well. Be sure to check the employment laws in your state to avoid running afoul of rules that govern firing and termination and to take into account prohibitions.

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  1. Alabama Restrictions on Firing Employees
  2. Alaska Restrictions on Firing Employees
  3. Arizona Restrictions on Firing Employees
  4. Arkansas Restrictions on Firing Employees
  5. California Restrictions on Firing Employees
  6. Colorado Restrictions on Firing Employees
  7. Connecticut Restrictions on Firing Employees
  8. Delaware Restrictions on Firing Employees
  9. District of Columbia Restrictions on Firing Employees
  10. Florida Restrictions on Firing Employees
  11. Georgia Restrictions on Firing Employees
  12. Hawaii Restrictions on Firing Employees
  13. Idaho Restrictions on Firing Employees
  14. Illinois Restrictions on Firing Employees
  15. Indiana Restrictions on Firing Employees
  16. Iowa Restrictions on Firing Employees<
  17. Kansas Restrictions on Firing Employees
  18. Kentucky Restrictions on Firing Employees
  19. Louisiana Restrictions on Firing Employees
  20. Maine Restrictions on Firing Employees
  21. Maryland Restrictions on Firing Employees
  22. Massachusetts Restrictions on Firing Employees
  23. Michigan Restrictions on Firing Employees
  24. Minnesota Restrictions on Firing Employees
  25. Mississippi Restrictions on Firing Employees
  1. Missouri Restrictions on Firing Employees
  2. Montana Restrictions on Firing Employees
  3. Nebraska Restrictions on Firing Employees
  4. Nevada Restrictions on Firing Employees
  5. New Hampshire Restrictions on Firing Employees
  6. New Jersey Restrictions on Firing Employees
  7. New Mexico Restrictions on Firing Employees
  8. New York Restrictions on Firing Employees
  9. North Carolina Restrictions on Firing Employees
  10. North Dakota Restrictions on Firing Employees
  11. Ohio Restrictions on Firing Employees
  12. Oklahoma Restrictions on Firing Employees
  13. Oregon Restrictions on Firing Employees
  14. Pennsylvania Restrictions on Firing Employees
  15. Rhode Island Restrictions on Firing Employees
  16. South Carolina Restrictions on Firing Employees
  17. South Dakota Restrictions on Firing Employees
  18. Tennessee Restrictions on Firing Employees
  19. Texas Restrictions on Firing Employees
  20. Utah Restrictions on Firing Employees
  21. Vermont Restrictions on Firing Employees
  22. Virginia Restrictions on Firing Employees
  23. Washington Restrictions on Firing Employees
  24. West Virginia Restrictions on Firing Employees
  25. Wisconsin Restrictions on Firing Employees
  26. Wyoming Restrictions on Firing Employees
  27. Puerto Rico Restrictions on Firing Employees

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