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Separation From Employment: Maine

Separation From Employment requirements for other states

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

Authors: Linda D. McGill, Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson and XpertHR Editorial Team.


  • Upon an employee's written request, a Maine employer must provide that employee with a written statement including the reasons for termination of their employment. See Service Letters.
  • The Maine Whistleblower's Protection Act protects certain employees from retaliatory terminations when they have made reports to employers or other entities regarding unlawful or wasteful workplace activities. See Maine Whistleblower's Protection Act.
  • Maine bars employers from using separation or severance agreements that limit an individual's right to provide evidence to a federal or state agency that enforces discrimination laws. See Separation and Nondisclosure Agreements.
  • Terminated employees must be paid in full within a set period of time or risk penalties. See Termination Pay.