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Pursuant to Maryland Law, employee
handbooks have been held to be enforceable contracts
. However, the law provides that not every statement of policy
within the handbook is enforceable as a contract. Thus, whether you can hold the Company liable for not providing you with disability insurance
coverage on par with your actual salary will be a matter which must be determined by the Court. The issue will be whether there is a quid pro quo involved in the promise of disability.
As disability is an employee benefit and is considered part of the basic consideration for the employee to provide his/her services, this will most likely be held to be an enforceable agreement against the employer. Thus, you potentially can recover the deficient amount of disability promised to you from the employer directly.
I would highly advise you to speak to a local employment lawyer for a fuller analysis of your case. They would need to look at your employer's actual handbook to further determine whether the validity of your legal claim.
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