EEOC Releases Expansive “Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace”

Seizing upon another failed Obama-era initiative, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is again trying to issue enforcement guidance on workplace harassment issues, following its first attempt back in 2017. Of concern to employers, this guidance takes an extremely broad approach to the concept of illegal workplace harassment. Some Background. In […]

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Maryland’s Supreme Court Finds “Sex” Discrimination Protections Do Not Include Sexual Orientation (or Gender Identity)

In an interesting, but ultimately unsurprising, analysis of Maryland’s anti-discrimination law, Maryland’s highest court has determined that the State’s prohibition against “sex” discrimination, including in the workplace, does not include sexual orientation (and by extension, gender identity). But employers should be aware that other protections for those personal characteristics exist […]

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