Having it Our Way: Women in Maryland's Workplace Circa 2027

9 Univ. of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class 1 (2009), pp. 1-5.

University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper

5 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2014

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Margaret E. Johnson

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

On November 14, 2007, the University of Baltimore School of Law, the University of Maryland School of Law and the Women's Law Center of Maryland co-sponsored a symposium entitled "Having it Our Way: Women in Maryland's Workplace Circa 2027." The insightful collection of papers in this volume of the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class represents the work of employment law scholars, public policy specialists, and activists who presented on the current state of Maryland employment law and discussed Maryland's future.

This distinguished group of experts and scholars present several themes: the hope of new state laws and how best to effectuate their intent; the work necessary to change Maryland's outdated employment law protections for women employees; the ongoing gender pay disparity, lack of protection for family responsibility discrimination, and paucity of leave rights available for women workers; the importance of coalition building among employee and employer groups in creating and passing new laws; and the need to be creative and think beyond federal laws or existing frameworks in modeling Maryland's new employment law landscape.

Keywords: legal education, Maryland, employment law, women employees, gender pay disparity, family responsibility discrimination, leave rights, coalition building

JEL Classification: K19, K29, K31, K39, K49, J71, J78, J16, J13

Suggested Citation

Johnson, Margaret E., Having it Our Way: Women in Maryland's Workplace Circa 2027 (2009). 9 Univ. of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class 1 (2009), pp. 1-5.; University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2468065 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2468065

Margaret E. Johnson (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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