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Restrictions on Firing Employees in Maryland

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in Maryland are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

Maryland laws make it unlawful for an employer to:

  • not allow employees time off to vote
  • require employees to take polygraph tests
  • fire employees for failing to reveal criminal charges that have been expunged
  • fire for union activity
  • deny equal employment opportunity
  • retaliate against an employee for filing workers' compensation claims, safety complaints, wage complaints, or complaints about other violations of law
  • violate protections for veterans or reservists
  • fire an employee for having wages withheld for child support

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