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Harassment: Maryland

Harassment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Frank L. Kollman, Kollman & Saucier, PA


  • The Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or disability unrelated to job performance. Harassment is considered to be a form of discrimination. See Harassment Under Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act.
  • Maryland applies the same laws and principles as the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and federal courts in dealing with issues relating to harassment. See Harassment Under Maryland Fair Employment Act and Comparison with Federal Law.