A revised Maryland labor law poster that includes new categories for which a qualified person cannot be denied a job has been issued by the Maryland Commission on Human Relations.

The mandatory labor law poster now states that a qualified person cannot be denied employment in Maryland for 10 specific reasons, including “religion” and “disability”.

The previous poster stated that a person could not be denied employment because of their “creed” or “physical or mental disability”.

In addition, the revised poster now states that employment discrimination in Maryland is “unlawful”. The previous poster stated that such discrimination was “illegal”.

There are also changes in the wording of the Maryland labor law poster in a section outlining unlawful discriminatory practices for employment agencies and newspapers. A local phone number has been added to the poster.