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§ 6-904. Administrative complaints; civil actions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: July 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division II. Elementary and Secondary Education [Titles 2-9.5] (Refs & Annos)
Title 6. Teachers and Other Personnel (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Public School Employee Whistleblower Protection Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2022
MD Code, Education, § 6-904
§ 6-904. Administrative complaints; civil actions
Administrative process
(a)(1) Any public school employee who is subject to a personnel action in violation of § 6-902 of this subtitle may file an administrative complaint with a public school employer.
(2) A public school employer shall:
(i) Provide an administrative remedial process for a public school employee who files an administrative complaint under paragraph (1) of this subsection; and
(ii) Complete the administrative remedial process under item (i) of this paragraph within 30 days after a public school employee files an initial administrative complaint.
Civil actions
(b)(1) Before instituting a civil action, a public school employee who is subject to a personnel action in violation of § 6-902 of this subtitle shall notify the local superintendent in writing of the employee's intention to institute a civil action.
(2) Subject to paragraph (1) of this subsection, any public school employee who is subject to a personnel action in violation of § 6-902 of this subtitle may institute a civil action in the county where:
(i) The alleged violation occurred;
(ii) The employee resides; or
(iii) The public school employer maintains its principal offices in the State.
(3) The action shall be brought within 9 months after the alleged violation of § 6-902 of this subtitle occurred, or within 9 months after the public school employee first became aware of the alleged violation of § 6-902 of this subtitle.

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Added by Acts 2017, c. 730, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017. Amended by Acts 2022, c. 576, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.
MD Code, Education, § 6-904, MD EDUC § 6-904
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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