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Involuntary Terminations: Louisiana

Involuntary Terminations requirements for other states

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

Author: Elizabeth A. Roussel, Adams and Reese LLP


  • Louisiana does not have a specific definition of cause for terminating an employment contract, however, premature termination of an employment contract without cause may expose the employer to damages. See Terminations With and Without Cause.
  • Louisiana provides statutory protection for whistleblowers, but the whistleblowers may need to prove that the employer actually violated the law to be protected by the statute. See Louisiana Whistleblower Law.