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Involuntary Terminations: Nebraska

Involuntary Terminations requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Marcia A. Washkuhn, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Nebraska has many pieces of legislation that address retaliation against employees in the workplace for various legally-protected activities. See Anti-Retaliation Legislation.
  • Nebraska does not have its own layoffs, reductions in force and plant closings law, but employers are required to provide notification to a specific entity if they are covered by the WARN Act and if their planned action triggers its protections. See Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings.
  • Civil Service and Public Employees may be subject to particular rules related to termination of employment. See Civil Service Employees and Public Employees.
  • Nebraska's whistleblower protection legislation is triggered based on an employee's subjective belief of wrongdoing, as opposed to whether the employee later proved to be correct regarding his or her allegations. See Whistleblower Protections.