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McCrory Corporation v. Fowler

319 Md. 12, 570 A.2d 834 (1990)

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McCrory Corporation v. Fowler

Maryland Court of Appeals

319 Md. 12, 570 A.2d 834 (1990)

Facts

Robert Fowler (plaintiff) was a manager at a store owned by McCrory Corporation (defendant). McCrory managers told Fowler to stop hiring any Black persons or persons under 35 years old. Fowler refused the directive and was harassed as a result. The Montgomery County Code (county code) authorized a private citizen to sue another private citizen for violations of the county’s employment-discrimination laws. Fowler sued McCrory, seeking money damages and alleging that he was constructively discharged in retaliation for his protest to follow the directive.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Eldridge, J.)

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