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Separation From Employment: Louisiana

Separation From Employment requirements for other states

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

Authors: Elizabeth A. Roussel, Adams and Reese LLP and Brightmine Editorial Team


  • Louisiana does not have a specific definition of cause for terminating an employment contract, but prematurely terminating an employment contract without cause may expose employers to damages. See Terminations With and Without Cause.
  • Private employers may set COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including termination as a potential consequence, without violating the employment-at-will doctrine. See COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Requirements.