Category Archives: Discrimination in Employment

It’s October 1, Time for New Anti-Discrimination Protection

Most of Maryland’s laws are passed in the spring and take effect on October 1. This year, the General Assembly added to the protection against discrimination in employment by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity. That anti-discrimination protection also extends to housing, credit decisions, and the use of public accommodations. Gender...
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The Supreme Court Will Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an important pregnancy discrimination case case arising out of Maryland. A UPS worker, Peggy Young, handled the early morning unloading of overnight parcels. After she became pregnant, she was diagnosed as high risk and told not to lift items heavier than 20 pounds. Her particular shift...
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