Has the Fourth Circuit Set the Stage for LGBTQ Protections Under Title VII?


The Fourth Circuit’s recent decision in Evangeline Parker v. Reema Consulting Services, Incorporated, 915 F.3d 297 (4th Cir. 2019) grabbed headlines for its controversial ruling that workplace gossip can support a sex harassment claim under Title VII, but the Court’s decision may also be a harbinger for a decision down the road recognizing sexual orientation bias as a form of sex-based discrimination under Title VII.
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Sexual Harassment Training After #MeToo


The #MeToo movement exploded in the fall of 2017 and put sexual harassment on the front pages of newspapers, websites and other media outlets.
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2019 Hot Topics in Employment Law Seminar Highlights


On February 28, 2019, the Miles & Stockbridge Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration practice group presented its seventeenth annual Hot Topics in Employment Law seminar to an audience of nearly four hundred clients and friends from throughout Maryland and beyond.
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Maryland Senate and House Pass #MeToo Legislation


The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation in the final days of the 2018 session that was aimed at addressing some of the issues brought to light by the #MeToo movement.
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The Bill That Could End Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims


Given the flood of public sexual harassment accusations in recent months, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers and celebrities have come together to introduce legislation that would eliminate forced arbitration clauses in employment agreements, which advocates say reduce negative exposure for businesses and discourage women from speaking out about sexual harassment and gender discrimination claims.
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