Maryland workplace law attorney Bruce Luchansky answers the question: “I am a government employee. What are my rights when faced with termination?”

Most employees who work for the government – whether at the federal, state, or local level – have constitutional rights against being fired without receiving “due process of law.” In practical terms, that means that most government employees are entitled to receive certain procedures, both before termination of employment and afterward. Before termination, you may be entitled to receive advance notice of the basis for your proposed termination of employment, the evidence that exists to support it, and an opportunity to tell your side of the story. If you are fired even after such a meeting, you may be entitled to receive a hearing before a neutral decision-maker to review the termination decision. If your employment has been terminated without receiving these procedural rights, you may have grounds for a lawsuit to recover damages for violating your rights.

If you are a government employee facing the possibility of termination of your employment, contact Luchansky Millman so that one of our experienced Maryland workplace law attorneys can assist you in obtaining all of the legal protections to which you are entitled.