Maryland district court drop-kicks untimely discrimination claim

Most Maryland employers know that in Maryland, employees generally have up to 300 (not 180) days to file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In most cases, determining when the alleged harm occurred is pretty easy. If an employee was fired on July 1, then the 300 days would run from that date. However, the issue becomes less clear when the employee is told that his employment will end at a later date—e.g., you can finish out this term, but you won't receive a renewal contract at the end of the term. Does the 300-day period run from when the employee is told that he won't receive a new contract or from the last day of his employment?

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