Maryland Federal Court Dismisses Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims

In Churchill v. Prince George’s Cty. Pub. Sch., No. PWG-17-980, 2017 BL 430226 (D. Md. Dec. 01, 2017), the plaintiff brought claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation under Title VII and the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act (&#… Read More
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Recent Failure to Hire Case with Vigorous Arguments presented by Defendant Employer: Part Two

Continuing from our previous article, the Court next analyzed Plaintiff’s claims under the “promissory estoppel” theory.   B. Promissory Estoppel   Maryland adopted the Restatement (Second) of Contracts § 90 (1979) for pr… Read More
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Recent Failure to Hire Case with Vigorous Arguments presented by Defendant Employer: Part One

 I came across a recent case that presented fascinating and vigorous legal arguments by a Defendant employer regarding a plaintiff prospective employee’s claim of failure to hire. I will present this case in two articles.   Plaintiff alleg… Read More
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Montgomery County Council approves minimum wage increase to $15 per hour

The Montgomery County Council today unanimously approved Bill 28-17, Human Rights and Civil Liberties – County Minimum Wage – Amount – Annual Adjustment, that will increase the County’s minimum wage to $15 per hour on July 1, 2021 for large… Read More
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Federal Court Dismisses Employer's Counterclaims in FLSA Lawsuit

United States Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher recently granted an FLSA Plaintiff employee’s Motion to Dismiss Counterclaims filed by his Defendant employer. Detailed excerpts from the Opinion are presented below. Most importantly, the C… Read More
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Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment Loses in Sexual Harassment Case

In Allen v. TV One, LLC, No. DKC 15-1960, 2017 BL 355934, (D. Md. Oct. 04, 2017), Judge Chasanow denied the Defendant employer’s Motion for Summary Judgment, iterating important points of employment discrimination law.   FACTS Plaintiff began… Read More
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Recent Hostile Work Environment Claim Loses in Maryland Federal Court

To establish a hostile work environment claim in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a Plaintiff must show that: (1) he experienced unwelcome harassment; (2) the harassment was based on sex; (3) the harassment was sufficiently se… Read More
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Landscape Laborers' FLSA Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss

In Aviles-Cervantes v. Outside Unlimited, Inc., No. CV RDB-16-1214, 2017 WL 3916985 (D. Md. Sept. 7, 2017), Plaintiffs alleged, inter alia, that Defendant Outside Unlimited failed to pay workers for approximately 1–2 hours of work per day for ti… Read More
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Recent Court of Appeals Decision Clarifies Important Points of the FMLA - Part 2

Continuing from our Part 1 article, in Waag v. Sotera Defense Sols. Inc., 2017 BL 163037, 4th Cir., No. 15-2521, 5/16/17), Waag also argues that Sotera interfered with his FMLA rights by terminating him a little more than one month after his return… Read More
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Recent Court of Appeals Decision Clarifies Important Points of the FMLA - Part 1

In Waag v. Sotera Defense Sols. Inc., 2017 BL 163037, 4th Cir., No. 15-2521, 5/16/17), Gary Waag brought an action alleging that his former employer, Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc., violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), 29… Read More
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