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Lawmakers say federal laws needed to protect LGBT workers

Many people in Maryland don't know that there are few laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination in housing, work, education and other areas. Currently, 21 states prohibit discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation, and 18 of those states also prohibit discrimination based on a person's gender identity. However, no federal laws exist to prevent discrimination against LGBT people.

EEOC updates its pregnancy discrimination guidance

Maryland residents may be interested to learn that the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission has changed the portions of its Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues that deal with light duty and disparate treatment in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in Young v. United Parcel Service. It is the second time the EEOC has updated its enforcement guidance in this area in two years.

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