The Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on national origin (MD State Govt. Code Sec. 20-606). Employment practices that affect immigrants who are legally eligible for employment may constitute discrimination based on national origin.
The Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
Preemployment Inquiries. Citizenship requirements that are made a condition of employment discriminate based on 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.