Newly expanded workplace harassment laws in Maryland went into effect Oct. Broadly speaking, the changes:. Meanwhile, the time employees have to file a private harassment lawsuit has been extended to three years, up from two. In addition to expanded protections for employees, the laws can include :.
Sexual Harassment Policy - Office of Fair Practices
Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure
If you are the victim of sexual harassment, you no longer have to suffer in silence. At this law firm, your Maryland sexual harassment lawyer will take allegations of sexual harassment seriously and will fight relentlessly to obtain justice and compensation. Every employee has the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace that is free from unwanted sexual advances. When clients retain us to represent them, we understand that they are often afraid of retaliation by their employer and their coworkers.
Maryland Sexual Harassment: What you need to know
The Act prohibits employers, regardless of size, from requiring employees to arbitrate claims of sexual harassment. The Act prohibits all Maryland employers from including in an employment agreement, contract, or policy any provision that waives any substantive or procedural right or remedy to a future claim of sexual harassment or retaliation for reporting sexual harassment. In addition, the Act prohibits employers from taking adverse action against an employee who refuses to enter into an agreement containing such a waiver. The Act also requires Maryland employers with at least 50 employees to respond to a survey from the MCCR with the following information:.
It is imperative that all employees in State government be assured of a working environment conducive to the performance of their duties and free from sexual harassment, intimidation or coercion of any form. Cabinet Secretaries and other agency heads are responsible for ensuring compliance with this policy, including the prompt investigation and resolution of any complaint of sexual harassment. Purpose - It is the policy of the State of Maryland that sexual harassment is an unlawful employment practice that will not be tolerated in the work place. This procedure is intended to ensure that allegations of sexual harassment are given proper attention.