TOP TIP: Investigatory Suspensions

When confronted with a situation involving possible employee misconduct, many employers place the employee in question on a suspension while it conducts an investigation. Employees sometimes challenge the suspension as being an adverse employment action on which they can base a claim of discrimination or retaliation under federal employment laws, […]

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Maryland Court of Appeals Addresses “Public Policy” Underlying Wrongful Discharge Claim.

The Maryland Court of Appeals (our highest State court) refused to recognize federal regulations prohibiting research misconduct as setting forth public policy that supports a wrongful termination claim. Under Maryland law, employment is at-will, meaning that either the employer or the employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, […]

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