Separation From Employment: Massachusetts
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- Massachusetts employers who seek to terminate employees for "cause" must meet a specific standard in order to shield themselves from liability for wrongful discharge. See Termination for Cause.
- Employers should be especially cautious when terminating certain types of workers, including independent contractors. See Terminating Special Classes of Employees.
- Massachusetts recognizes an exception to at-will employment when an employee is terminated for exercising a legally guaranteed right. See Public Policy Exception.