The Two Types of Baltimore Sexual Harassment Claims

According to an August 2017 article in The Washington Post, a Maryland judge was reprimanded after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him. The Prince George’s County Circuit Court judge was disciplined in 2016 after a former administrative assistant filed the complaint, according to a letter from the County’s administrative judge. However, the exact discipline imposed was not disclosed to the former Read More

Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Baltimore is Illegal

According to a September 2016 article in the The Baltimore Sun, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, filed a sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit against private employers.  This lawsuit marks the first time that the EEOC has accused private employers of sexual orientation discrimination. The EEOC filed the federal suit in both Baltimore and Pittsburgh in September of 2016. It asked the Read More

Disability Discrimination is Illegal in Baltimore

According to a 2014 article from The Baltimore Sun, Upper Chesapeake Health System (UCHS) agreed to pay $180,000 to settle a disability discrimination and retaliation claim. The lawsuit was filed by a former employee of the company’s Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that the company failed to provide her with another position after she became disabled. Her medical Read More

What is the Sick Leave Law in Maryland?

Sick leave law has long been an important topic across the state. Although many may not give much thought to the legal aspect of sick leave, the issue of how to take care of yourself or family members becomes relevant the moment you receive unexpected medical news. This spring, both the Maryland house and senate passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act. However, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the bill, which he Read More

Pregnancy Discrimination FAQ

Pregnancy can be an exciting yet anxiety-inducing experience. When a woman is expecting a child, there are many things that must be done to properly prepare for the new baby. From buying a crib to prenatal appointments, there is a lot to think about. Worrying about your job security as a result of pregnancy discrimination is an unneeded stress for pregnant women to endure. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) Read More

Maryland Non-Compete Agreements: What Employees Need to Know

You’re offered a new job, and you are thrilled about it. Because you can’t wait to begin, you probably won’t want to slow down to read all of the terms of your offer, or all of the paperwork that you’re asked to sign. However, if your future employer wants you to sign a non-compete agreement as a term of your employment, consider putting on the breaks and giving it careful consideration. Q. What’s required for a Read More

Your Legal Rights Against Baltimore Pregnancy Discrimination

According to an August 2017 article in Reuters, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit in Maryland federal court against a Texas-based healthcare staffing company, accusing it of firing a phlebotomist because of medical complications that occurred during her pregnancy related to her sickle cell anemia. The lawsuit claims the health care staffing company fired the employee a day Read More

Federal Workers: Your Rights and the EEOC Process

The EEOC is an agency that was created to protect the rights of the American workforce. Those employed by the federal government are also protected from workplace discrimination based on one of several protected classes. Federal employees are protected from unfair treatment based on their: Race Color Religion Sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy) National Origin Age Read More

Types of Age Discrimination

According to an April 2016 article in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore County entered into a partial settlement to resolve an age discrimination lawsuit against it relating to its pension system. The lawsuit, which was filed 10 years ago by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleged the pension system discriminated against older workers for years in violation of the federal Age Discrimination in Read More

Signs of Baltimore Pregnancy Discrimination  

According to a NEWS4 October 2015 report, a Maryland woman settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit with her former employer, UPS. Her case was settled after reaching the Supreme Court. In 2006, she became pregnant. She gave UPS a doctor’s note regarding her ability to lift packages. Her doctor recommended she not lift anything heavier than 20 pounds. Her work tasks involved handling overnight letters. UPS, Read More