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October 2015 Archives

Sexual harassment in the EMS workplace

Most Maryland residents know that incidents of sexual harassment can occur in almost any workplace. In the EMS workplace, sexual harassment is often reported. In some cases, this results in a hostile work environment where an employee begins to feel uncomfortable due to comments that are made, inappropriate touching or other sexually-charged behavior. In other cases, an employee may actually submit to the harassment in order to get some benefits out of it. If sexual harassment incidents occur, there are several steps to take.

Time Warner settles claim over unfair parental leave policy

In September, CNN parent company Time Warner Inc. settled a suit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over a charge its parental leave policy allowed more paid time off for birth mothers than biological fathers. The case serves as a reminder that all employers in Maryland and nationwide should review their parental leave policies to ensure they do not discriminate against fathers.

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