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Separation From Employment: Texas

Separation From Employment requirements for other states

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

Authors: Shafeeqa W. Giarratani and Kimberly King, Norton Rose Fulbright


  • Under the Texas employment-at-will doctrine, either the employee or employer can terminate the employment relationship without cause. See Termination for Cause.
  • Several Texas laws protect employees from retaliatory discharge for engaging in certain protected activities. See Retaliation.
  • Texas permits employers to discipline or terminate employees if they discover that they employee had previously falsified military records. See Termination for Falsifying Military Records.