Can My Employer Terminate Me Without Reason Or Notice?
The Maine labor laws do not address hiring or firing practices. If there is no union agreement in effect, an employer may legally fire an employee without notice and without cause. An employer may not discriminate against an employee because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or mental or physical handicap. An employee who feels illegal discrimination is involved should contact the Maine Human Rights Commission at 6246050.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Employment Law for Employees Articles
- How Do I Qualify For Unemployment Insurance Benefits?
- What Is The Weekly Benefit Amount?
- Can I File A Claim Outside Of Maine?
- How Do I Claim Weekly Benefits?
- How Long Will It Take To Get My First Unemployment Check?
- How Will Earnings Affect My Benefits?
- What Can I Do If I Am Denied Unemployment Benefits?
- When And Where Will My Hearing Occur?
- Do I Need To Be Represented By An Attorney?
- What Can I Expect To Happen After The Hearing?
- What Can I Do If I Disagree With The Decision Of The Hearing Officer?
- How Do I Know If I Am Liable For Unemployment Taxes?
- How Do I Register For An Employer Tax Account?
- If I Am Determined To Be Liable, How And When Do I Pay My Taxes?
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- What Is The Law Regarding Paydays?
- What Posters Must Be Displayed?
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- Is A Work Permit Required For Employment Of A Minor?
- Are Certain Occupations Prohibited For Minors?