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Employee claims paid suspension was retaliation

Employees in Maryland who have been placed on paid suspension usually cannot claim that the move was an adverse employment action. Several court decisions, including one recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, have ruled that paid suspension is not an adverse employment action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, the court did not conclude whether an employer's use of paid suspension could be viewed as retaliation.

Types of workplace sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in Maryland workplaces is a problem that can interfere with a employee's ability to work and have a negative impact on their career. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines sexual harassment as unwelcome verbal or physical conduct that is sexual in nature. Requests for sexual favors or unwelcome sexual advances are considered sexual harassment.

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