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Failure to Renew Employment Contracts Can Be Wrongful Termination

Recently, the Court of Special Appeals held that failing to renew an employment contract may create a wrongful termination claim under Maryland law. This is an important case for contractual employees in Maryland because it reminds employers that they can potentially be held liable for failing to renew employment contracts for reasons that violate Maryland’s public policy, including because of race, sex, disability or in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim.

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Maryland Workers Entitled to Advanced Notice in Large Layoffs

Beginning on October, 1, 2020, Maryland employers are required to give their employees 60 days advance notice prior to enacting a “reduction in operations.”

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Maryland Takes a Step Forward on its Wrongful Discharge Law

Posted on November 2, 2018 in Employee Rights, Employment Law, Wrongful Discharge

A claim for wrongful discharge exists in Maryland, when not based on some statute like an anti-discrimination law, only if a worker can prove that his or her termination violated a clearly stated Maryland public policy and the worker has no other remedy.

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