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Separation From Employment: Arizona

Separation From Employment requirements for other states

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

Authors: Paige A. Martin and Mary Grace McNear, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Private employees may bring a claim for constructive discharge against their employer for intolerable working conditions. See Constructive Discharge.
  • Arizona law requires that employers who employ independent contractors agree not to terminate the independent contractors unless certain conditions are satisfied. See Terminating Independent Contractors.
  • Arizona law also forbids shareholders of a corporation from terminating minority shareholders absent certain conditions. Failure to abide by the statute may expose the corporation to liability or other, more severe penalties. See Terminating Shareholders of a Corporation.
  • Arizona protects private employees from termination for blowing the whistle regarding unlawful practices in the workplace. See Whistleblower Protections.