The Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of national origin (MD Code Art. 49B Sec. 16). Employment practices that affect immigrants who are legally eligible for employment may constitute discrimination on the basis of national origin.
The Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
Preemployment Inquiries. Citizenship requirements that are made a condition of employment discriminate on the basis of national origin in violation of the state law. Inquiries about a person's citizenship or country of birth are unlawful and imply discrimination based on national origin.