Equal Employment Opportunity
Employees and applicants are protected against discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, political affiliation, belief or opinion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other non-merit factor, unless it is a bona fide occupational qualification, that is, a requirement of the job.
As part of the State of Maryland's policy to ensure equal opportunity to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, political affiliation, belief or opinion, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other non-merit factor, the State is also committed to providing a work environment totally free of harassment. This commitment is reflected in the policy prohibiting acts of harassment in the workplace. Harassing behavior will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in employment, transportation, public services, public accommodations and telecommunications. Employers cannot discriminate against a qualified individual with a mental or physical disability, whether real or perceived, if that individual can perform the essential job functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.