State Firing Restrictions

Many states have their own versions of civil rights laws, and impose them on employers who are too small to be covered by the federal antidiscrimination laws. The state laws that govern the hiring process apply to firing and termination as well.

In addition, most states have laws that specifically address firing. Click on any state on the map below to see a listing of the types of restrictions that by law may apply to limit an employer's ability to fire an employee in the state.