Employer Liability: Maine
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan Borowski
- Maine does not regulate labor relations in the private sector, but the Maine Labor Relations Board handles complaints of unfair labor practices by public employers under four separate statutes. See Public Employer Unfair Labor Practices.
- The Maine Labor Relations Board has the authority to order remedies for employees when employers commit unfair labor practices. See Public Employer Unfair Labor Practices.
- Employers face liability for violating the state Whistleblowers' Protection Act which protects employees when reporting labor law and other violations. See Whistleblowers' Protection Act.
- Employers are subject to penalties for employing strikebreakers during a labor dispute. See Employment of Strikebreakers.
- Employers are not liable for the unlawful acts of their officers or agents unless they participated in or authorized the unlawful acts, or ratified them after receiving actual knowledge of them. See Individual Liability.