How Federal and State Law Differs on Protection of LGBT Workers

LGBT workers in Maryland face a divided legal landscape when it comes to fighting employment discrimination. While Maryland law clearly recognizes discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity as illegal, federal law is more complicated. Title VII prohibits sex discrimination, but federal courts in Maryland do not recognize “sex” as covering either sexual orientation or gender 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

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