Maryland’s “Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act” goes into effect on October 1, 2018, creating new potential liability and obligations for employers. Our colleagues Jean Kuei and David Grossman recently published their Client Alert titled Maryland Employers Face New Sexual Harassment Disclosure Obligations, identifying key takeaways from the new law:
- The Act invalidates any employment contract or policy that waives an employee’s right to sue in court for sexual harassment or retaliation.
- The Act also requires employers with more than 50 employees to submit a report detailing settlements of any sexual harassment claims.
- Employers may not take any adverse action against an employee who refuses to sign an agreement that requires mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims.