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Involuntary Terminations: South Dakota

Involuntary Terminations requirements for other states

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

Author: Gloria Ju


  • The standard for determining misconduct justifying a for-cause termination is lower for certain employees than others. See Termination for Cause.
  • South Dakota law provides examples of just cause reasons for terminating specific types of workers. See Termination for Cause.
  • Employees claiming discrimination have time limits within which they must file claims. See Discrimination Claims Procedure.
  • South Dakota prohibits retaliatory terminations under the state's anti-discrimination, wage, labor and workers' compensation laws. See Anti-Retaliation Legislation.
  • Some whistleblowers are protected from retaliation. See Whistleblower Protections.