Updated: Sep 2, 2022
Wrongful termination in Maryland is guided by Maryland and federal law. Each state has its own individual laws that employers must follow. For example, a state can be ‘at-will,’ as is the case with Maryland. Simultaneously, federal laws, such as the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) apply to companies regardless of the state they operate in.
How is wrongful termination in Maryland determined?
When people call our office about wrongful termination in Maryland, they typically want to know if they have a case because they feel that they were fired unjustly. What people don’t realize is that Maryland is an at-will state. That means that an employer can fire an employee without giving them notice and without having cause.
Does that mean they can fire me no matter what?
Not necessarily. The law is more complicated than that because certain people are protected from discrimination. If an employer discriminates when firing someone, that could be wrongful termination and grounds for filing a lawsuit.
How can I tell if I was a victim of wrongful termination in Maryland?
We recommend speaking with an employment attorney so that you can go over the details of what happened. The law is complicated and nuanced so there are times when people don’t realize they have a case, but do. And times when people are certain they have a case but the employer didn’t run afoul of the law. Bottom line - you need a legal opinion and you can get one at no cost by scheduling a consultation here.
There are also a few laws that protect people from discrimination (and wrongful termination due to discrimination). They include:
These are just a few of the laws that protect employees. An employment attorney will know which of these laws, if any, apply to your particular situation.
Schedule a free consultation with a wrongful termination attorney today. You can also call 202-508-3644 to schedule an appointment.
Keep in mind that this blog is for informational purposes only and not legal advice. For that, you need to speak with an attorney. Fortunately, the Quinn Law Group offers free consultations.