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Involuntary Terminations: Delaware

Involuntary Terminations requirements for other states

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

Author: Jessica Sussman


Delaware courts use a specific definition of "just cause" in the context of employment decisions resulting in discipline or termination. See Just Cause for Discipline or Termination in Delaware.

Delaware employees who claim discrimination resulting in termination must follow a specific procedure in order to preserve their remedies in state court. See Procedure for Redress of Discrimination in the Workplace.

Delaware does not have its own version of the WARN Act, meaning that Delaware employers must abide by the federal WARN Act if they are covered and their planned employment action triggers the federal statute's protections. See Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings.