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Maryland employers need to ensure that every employment decision, including hiring, promotions and terminations, complies with federal anti-discrimination laws. Federal employment laws prohibit certain employers from discriminating against employees based on gender, race, age, religion, disability, genetic information and other categories.
Note, that in addition to merely complying with Equal Employment Opportunity laws—certain employers must also notify their employees of their EEO rights. An employer may be required to post workplace notices regarding equal treatment or include a policy statement on equal employment opportunity in the employee handbook.
If your business has government contracts, or receives federal funding, you will likely have additional notice requirements. Furthermore, Maryland employment laws can create more rights for employees by expanding upon the list of protected categories and associated notice obligations.
At Luchansky Millman, we work closely with employers to create policies that are both practical for the business and are fully compliant with an employer’s EEO obligations. Contact us today to see how we can implement the policies necessary to protect your business.