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Do you have reason to believe that you were wrongfully terminated from your job? The laws governing an employer’s right to terminate an employee are complex. It is in your best interest to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable employment lawyer who can determine the merit of your claim. At the Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker, LLC, our wrongful termination lawyers in Maryland fight for the rights of people who have been wronged by employers big and small.
At-Will Employment in Maryland
Under Maryland law, employment is “at will,” which means that employers can fire you any time, for any reason – even a bad reason, a wrong reason, or no reason. An employer can fire you because you did not follow a rule, because you were disrespectful, or because you showed up for work in a bad mood.
However, there are a few exceptions. An employer cannot fire you:
- If you have a contract that limits the grounds upon which your employer can terminate your employment.
- For any discriminatory reasons or for pursuing a discrimination claim.
- For any reasons that are contrary to public policy. For example, an employer cannot fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim or for engaging in “whistleblower” activity if you complain to government authorities about your employer. To win such a claim, you must prove that your employer violated a “clear mandate” of public policy when your employment was terminated.
How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit in Maryland?
If you were a victim of wrongful termination in Maryland, the deadline to file (a statute of limitations) for wrongful termination or wrongful discharge claim in Maryland is three years.
Depending on your situation, it may take some time to gather the information and evidence regarding the circumstances of your wrongful discharge in an understandable, meaningful way. Do not wait until the last minute to file your claim. Give yourself ample time to collect the information you need and then file the lawsuit as soon as possible.
At The Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker our wrongful termination lawyer in Maryland is ready to assist you. Give us a call at (410) 213-3392 to schedule a consultation. After-hours and weekend meetings are available -- reach out today.
What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?
To establish a strong wrongful termination claim against your former employer, you must have evidence that can prove you were fired or laid off based on illegal reasons.
If you have evidence of being discharged for the reasons below, you may have a claim:
- Your termination was a violation of federal and state anti-discrimination laws.
- Your termination was a violation of employment agreements (written and oral).
- Your termination was a form of retaliation because you “blew the whistle” on the employer for violating or planning to violate a state or federal law.
- Your termination was retaliation because you had complained of discrimination, sexual harassment, or a hostile work environment.
If you were released due to any of the illegal reasons mentioned above, please contact our wrongful termination attorney in Maryland at The Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker. We have a successful history when it comes to employment law matters and we are well-respected in our field. Reach out today to schedule an appointment.
Damages for Wrongful Termination
If your Maryland employee rights were breached and you were wrongfully discharged from your place of employment, there are certain damages that you may be eligible for.
Damages for wrongful termination may include:
- Lost Wages - What you would have received if the employer had not fired you
- Lost Benefits - This may cover medical, dental, retirement, stock options, profit sharing, and more.
- Pain and Suffering - Typically only awarded in the circumstance where the employer acted badly and the employee suffered in a way that can be verified by a mental health professional.
- Attorney Fees - Depending on your type of wrongful discharge case, your attorney fees may be covered or not.
- Punitive Damages - This is meant to punish the employer and to deter others from following their behavior in the future. The amount of punitive damages is left up to the jury.
How Maryland Wrongful Termination Lawyers Can Help
At the Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker, LLC, we have extensive experience investigating wrongful termination claims in Maryland and helping the victims of wrongful termination seek justice. We have litigated these claims at the state, federal, and administrative levels with great success.
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