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March 2012 Archives

EEOC clarifies scope of Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Last month in our Greenbelt Employment Law Blog, we discussed the case of a law professor who is suing the University of Maryland as well as five other law schools for age discrimination. The 62-year-old man alleges that the schools passed him up for a tenured position due to his age.

Debate over hiring bias against the unemployed in Maryland

In the face of numerous reports across Maryland about jobless residents being discriminated against during the hiring process, legislators are considering a bill that would stop employers from discriminating against the unemployed. More than 12 states are working to address this issue, according to a Baltimore Sun report.

Virginia-based company discriminated against Pakistani man

A Virginia-based stone contracting company has been ordered to pay $40,000 in relation to a claim that it was involved in discrimination against a worker based on his national origin, religion and color.

Maryland lawmakers discussing Facebook and employment law

Months ago in our Greenbelt Employment Law Blog, we discussed how Facebook use may impact your employment in Maryland. Currently, privacy and employment laws are quite vague when it comes to social media use and we suggested that it may be best to be a bit guarded about what you post on Facebook. However, now Maryland lawmakers are working on bills that would limit the ability of employers to glean information about their employees from Facebook.

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