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Voluntary Terminations: Colorado

Voluntary Terminations requirements for other states

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

Author:XpertHR Editorial Team


  • Colorado law expressly indicates that employees are not required to provide advance notice of resignation, nor are they required to provide a reason for their resignation. See Notice of Resignation.
  • Employees who resign are due their outstanding pay within a specified period of time, but may not be eligible for accrued, but unused benefits depending on how they leave the organization. See Termination Pay and Unused Benefits.
  • Claims for "constructive discharge" or forced termination are available to employees in Colorado who have resigned, but such claims are also available when employers use words or actions that would create the impression of a termination. See Constructive Discharge.