Wrongful Termination

Under Maryland law, employment is “at will” which means that employers can fire you for any time, for any reason, even a bad reason, a wrong reason or on reason.  An employer can fire you because you did not follow a rule, an employer can fire you because you were disrespectful, an employer can fire you because you showed up for work in a bad mood.   

However, there are a few exceptions.  First, an employer cannot fire you for any reason if you have an employment contract that limits the grounds upon which your employer can terminate your employment.  Second, an employer cannot fire you for any discriminatory reasons, or for pursuing a discrimination claim.  Third, an employer cannot fire you for any reasons that are contrary to public policy.  For example, an employer cannot fire you for filing a workers compensation claim, and an employer cannot fire you for engaging in “whistleblower” activity if you complain to governmental 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.

Andrew Dansicker has extensive experience analyzing these complicated claims and litigating wrongful termination actions at the state, federal and administrative levels.  If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, contact Andrew Dansicker at The Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker online, or call 410-771-5668.  To reach Mr. Dansicker immediately please fill out the consultation form and he will return your email within 24 hours.