Thursday, June 13, 2019

New Maryland Law Broadens Protections Against Workplace Harrassment

A new law, that takes effect October 1, 2019, expands the protections Marylanders have against workplace harassment.  The new law:

  • Allows independent contractors to claim workplace harassment.
  • Extends the time for individuals to file administrative claims for workplace harassment to two years (up from 180 days).  
  • Expands the scope of our State's anti-discrimination law to employers with one or more employees (down from 15 employees).    
  • Clarifies that harassment based on the following is prohibited: race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
Facing workplace harassment?  Consult a Maryland Employment attorney.

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