2017 Maryland Code
State Personnel and Pensions
Division I - State Personnel
Title 2 - State Employment Generally
Subtitle 3 - State Employment Policies
§ 2-305. Reprisals for grievances, complaints, or other actions concerning State employment
- (a) Applicability. -- This section applies to all employees of all units in the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches of State government, including all units with independent personnel systems except for the Department of Transportation and the University System of Maryland.
- (b) Reprisals prohibited -- By employer. -- During any stage of a State employee's complaint, grievance, or other administrative or legal action that concerns State employment, the employee may not be subjected to coercion, discrimination, interference, reprisal, or restraint by or initiated on behalf of the employer solely as a result of that employee's pursuit of the grievance, complaint, or action.
- (c) Reprisals prohibited -- By another employee. -- A State employee may not intentionally take or assist in taking an act of coercion, discrimination, interference, reprisal, or restraint against another employee solely as a result of that employee's pursuit of a grievance, complaint, or other administrative or legal action that concerns State employment.
- (d) Violation; disciplinary action. -- An employee who violates subsection (c) of this section is subject to disciplinary action, including the termination of State employment.
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