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Involuntary Terminations: Maryland

Involuntary Terminations requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Darrell R. VanDeusen, Kollman & Saucier, PA


  • Maryland encourages employers who seek to conduct reductions in force (RIFs) or mass layoffs to provide employees with 90 days' notice of the impending RIF or mass layoff, but does not require it. See Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings.
  • Maryland has some special protections for employees who engage in certain legally protected activities. See Retaliation.
  • Baltimore has requirements pertaining to involuntary terminations. See Local Requirements.