Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Maryland Court of Appeals Grants Cert. in Haas.

On April 12, 2006, the Maryland Court of Appeals granted certiorari in Suzanne Haas v. Lockheed Martin Corporation. The issue in Haas is when the statute of limitation commences in a discrimination case. Haas contends that the statute began to run on the day that she was actually discharged, October 23, 2001. Her employer contends that the statute began on the day that she was notified of her prospective discharge, October 9, 2001.

In December 2005, the Court of Special Appeals ruled that in determining the point in time when the statute of limitations begins to run, the focus is on the time of the discriminatory act, i.e, at the time of notification that appellant would be discharged, not the point at which the consequences of the unlawful act are actualized, i.e., at the time of termination of appellant’s employment.

James Rubin

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