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Separation From Employment: Ohio

Separation From Employment requirements for other states

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

Authors: Keith A. Asthmus and Michael N. Chesney, Frantz Ward LLP


  • When an employment contract is written for a definite term, Ohio courts permit terminations for just cause under the terms of the contract as well as for other types of misconduct. See Termination for Just Cause.
  • Ohio has several laws prohibiting retaliatory or discriminatory discharge by employers. See Retaliatory Discharge.
  • Some Ohio employees may claim constructive discharge in certain situations, but such claims must be tied to other required claims to be valid. See Constructive Discharge.