Governor signs law preserving the right to report sexual harassment

As we reported in our April issue, House Bill (HB) 1596, captioned "Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018," was the sole employment law passed by the Maryland General Assembly this session (see "Annapolis roundup: Only 1 bill sent to governor this year" on pg. 1 of that newsletter). The legislation is designed to prevent employers from asking employees to waive their future right to report sexual harassment. It also requires employers with 50 or more employees to disclose how many settlements of sexual harassment allegations they have reached, how many times they have settled allegations of sexual harassment involving the same employee, and the number of settlements that included nondisclosure provisions. Read More...