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Company agrees to settle discrimination lawsuit with EEOC

A Maryland company has agreed to settle an employee discrimination and harassment lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission one day after the claim was filed. The lawsuit against ACM Services was filed in federal court on Sept. 22, and the company reached an agreement to settle with the EEOC on the next day. The Rockville-based company would not disclose the terms of the settlement and denied any wrongdoing.

What do I have to prove in a sexual harassment claim in Maryland?

Sexual harassment is defined by Maryland law as any behavior of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating or hostile environment or that otherwise affects one's ability to perform one's job. It is also defined as a situation in which acceptance or rejection of sexual conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions. Some examples include unnecessary touching, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or crude and demeaning language.

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