Calls Needed to Improve Sexual Harassment Law for Maryland Workers

Feb 14th, 2022

Ask Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Members to support SB450

SB450 clarifies the definition of harassment and sexual harassment in employment discrimination cases.

This bill works to address the staggeringly difficult threshold known as the “severe and pervasive” standard that survivors of workplace harassment must overcome in order to make a claim in court. It makes clear that there is a broad spectrum of harassment that must be taken seriously and that the lived experiences of survivors must be the focus of evaluating these cases.

Everyone deserves a workplace that is free from sexual harassment and deserves to have legal recourse when it’s not.

 Urge the members of the Judicial Proceedings Committee to
support Senate Bill 450
and protect survivors of workplace sexual harassment.



William C. Smith Jr., Chair (District 20, Montgomery County)
Phone: (410) 841-3634 | (301) 858-3634
E-mail: [email protected]

Jeff Waldstreicher, Vice Chair (District 18, Montgomery County)
Phone: (410) 841-3137 | (301) 858-3137
E-mail: [email protected]

Jack Bailey (District 29, Calvert and St. Mary's Counties)
Phone: (410) 841-3673 | (301) 858-3673
E-mail: [email protected]

Jill P. Carter (District 41, Baltimore City)
Phone: (410) 841-3697 | (301) 858-3697
E-mail: [email protected]

Robert Cassilly (District 34, Harford County)
Phone: (410) 841-3158 | (301) 858-3158
E-mail: [email protected]

Shelly Hettleman (District 11, Baltimore County)
Phone: (410) 841-3131 | (301) 858-3131
E-mail: [email protected]

Michael J. Hough (District 4, Frederick and Carroll Counties)
Phone: (410) 841-3704 | (301) 858-3704
E-mail: [email protected]

Susan C. Lee (District 16, Montgomery County)
Phone: (410) 841-3124 | (301) 858-3124
E-mail: [email protected]

Charles E. Sydnor III (District 44. Baltimore City & Baltimore County)
Phone: (410) 841-3612 | (301) 858-3612
E-mail: [email protected]

Ron Watson (District 23, Prince George's County)
Phone: (410) 841-3631 | (301) 858-3631
E-mail: [email protected]

Chris West (District 42, Baltimore County)
Phone: (410) 841-3648 | (301) 858-3648
E-mail: [email protected]

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