Maryland Expands the Coverage of Its Anti-Discrimination Law and Provides New Protections for Workers Who Have Experienced Harassment

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On October 1, 2019, Maryland employees gained strengthened protections from discrimination, especially for employees subjected to workplace sexual harassment.  The new law makes Maryland a more favorable forum to pursue employment discrimination and harassment claims including in comparison to federal …

HHS Issues Rule on Moral and Religious Objections in Healthcare

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On Thursday, May 2, 2019, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a new rule that gives doctors, nurses, and other health care workers a green light to refuse to provide …

The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Federal Civil Rights Law Applies to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination—But Don’t Forget About the States

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review three cases involving important questions of LGBTQ rights under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Two of those cases concern whether the prohibition on gender discrimination includes workplace protections for gay …

Linda Correia on the Proposed Title IX Regulations for Arizona’s Daily Star

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Correia & Puth’s Linda Correia tells Caitlin Schmidt of Arizona Daily Star that Betsy DeVos’s proposed Title IX regulations will inconsistent with the purpose of Title IX. Ms. Correia, a Title IX attorney with more than two decades of experience, says the …

Linda Correia Discusses Betsy DeVos’s Actions to Undermine Title IX on the Patti Vasquez Show

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Correia & Puth’s Linda Correia joined the Patti Vasquez Show to talk about the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed rewrite of Title IX enforcement rules, which include proposals to narrow the definition of sexual harassment and limit instances when schools …

Betsy DeVos is Making Campuses Safer for Rapists and Their Enablers

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In the sports sector, what she’s proposing is the worst-case scenario. Lindsay Gibb, Think Progress In 2017, DeVos rescinded policies on campus sexual assault put in place by President Barack Obama in 2011 in the form of a “Dear Colleague” letter. That …