Do You Need a Maryland Whistleblower Lawyer?
Have you been the victim of whistleblower retaliation by your employer because you reported fraud or wrongdoing?
- Do you need to protect your career because you reported your employer’s illegal or unethical conduct?
- Did you object to criminal conduct or refuse to help your employer commit a crime?
- Are your reputation and financial stability on the line because you did the right thing and spoke out?
There are numerous federal, state, and local laws that may protect a Maryland whistleblower. For example, the Maryland Whistleblower Law provides protections for state employees who report abuses of employer power, safety violations, or gross mismanagement of money. Similar to the Federal False Claims Act, the Maryland False Health Care Claims Act prohibits retaliation against whistleblowers who report attempts to defraud a Maryland state health plan or program. Maryland courts also recognize the common law tort of wrongful discharge as an exception to the at-will employment doctrine. Chances are that if you were fired illegally in Maryland, there is a law to get your job back.