Far-reaching changes to the Maryland Harassment Protection Laws

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Effective October 1, 2019, Maryland employers will all be responsible for addressing sexual and other illegal forms of harassment in the workplace.  The new law expands coverage for people complaining of illegal harassment in two important ways: First of all, independent contractors will now be subject to the law’s protections. […]

The Maryland Workplace Harassment Commission Issues Final Report

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Today, the final report of the Workplace Harassment Commission became public.  After some public and private complaints about the behavior of legislators, the President of the Senate, Mike Miller, and the Speaker of the House,  Michael Busch, convened a commission to study the problem and recommend upgrades to the harassment problem in […]

Sexual Harassment Cases Continue to Rise

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accepts charges of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, and color. Sexual harassment is a kind of sex discrimination, and enforcement of the civil rights protection against sexual harassment is a priority of the EEOC. The EEOC recently reported that […]