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§ 3-1309. Exercise of rights under this subtitle

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: February 11, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 3. Employment Standards and Conditions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 13. Healthy Working Families Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: February 11, 2018
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 3-1309
§ 3-1309. Exercise of rights under this subtitle
“Adverse action” defined
(a) In this section, “adverse action” includes:
(1) discharge;
(2) demotion;
(3) threatening the employee with discharge or demotion; and
(4) any other retaliatory action that results in a change to the terms or conditions of employment that would dissuade a reasonable employee from exercising a right under this subtitle.
In general
(b) A person may not interfere with the exercise of or the attempt to exercise any right given under this subtitle.
Prohibited actions by employer
(c) An employer may not:
(1) take adverse action or discriminate against an employee because the employee exercises in good faith the rights protected under this subtitle;
(2) interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise by an employee of any right provided for under this subtitle; or
(3) apply an absence control policy that includes earned sick and safe leave absences as an absence that may lead to or result in an adverse action being taken against an employee.
Applicability of subtitle protections to mistakenly alleged violations
(d) The protections afforded under this subtitle shall apply to an employee who mistakenly, but in good faith, alleges a violation of this subtitle.


Added by Acts 2018, c. 1, § 1, eff. Feb. 11, 2018.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 3-1309, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 3-1309
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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