EEO - Discrimination: Maryland
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Frank L. Kollman, Kollman & Saucier, PA
- The Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin/ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or disability unrelated to job performance. See Discrimination Under the Fair Employment Practices Act.
- Remedies under FEPA can include compensatory and punitive damages as well as attorneys' fees. There are statutory caps on damages based on the employer's size. See Remedies.
- Localities including Baltimore, Baltimore County and Montgomery County have requirements pertaining to discrimination. See Local Requirements.