The city of Annapolis this week became the first jurisdiction in the state to adopt its own sexual harassment law. Under the law passed by the City Council, sexual harassment now is a crime punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. Without a local law, employees subjected to possible sexual harassment must file complaints with the Maryland Human Relations Commission.
The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Are sexual harassment laws needed in cities and counties in Maryland? Should there be a state sexual harassment law? Or should complaints continue to be handled at the state level through the human relations commission?
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