What are the sources of my rights as an employee?
The rights of employees working in Maryland are protected by federal, state and local statutes, as well as by common law actions for breach of contract, and intentional and negligent unlawful acts. Most of the federal, state, and local statutes are enforced primarily by specific agencies. Common law claims must be entered through the state courts, which enforce such claims. However, Maryland is an at will state, which means that employers can terminate an employee for any reason that does not violate a statute or public policy.