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Restrictions on Firing Employees in Maine

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

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Employers in Maine are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

Maine laws make it unlawful for an employer to:

  • require employees to take a polygraph test
  • retaliate against employees who seek the aid of or give information to the Board of Arbitration and Conciliation
  • fire employees who report a violation of law
  • deny equal employment opportunity
  • retaliate against employees for filing workers' compensation claims or wage complaints
  • violate protection for veterans or reservists
  • fire an employee for serving as a juror or using family medical leave
  • fire an employee for having wages withheld for child support or other garnishment

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