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Strengthening unemployment insurance in Maryland

Policy and practice changes to expect following the settlement of Gorres, et al. v. Robinson

January 17, 2023

On December 7, 2022, a settlement was approved in Gorres v. Robinson, a lawsuit which alleged and sought to address system-wide failures in Maryland’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. The settlement strengthens the UI system so that it can better serve unemployed workers in the state.* Please see below for a webinar about the settlement. If you are experiencing problems with UI in Maryland that may reflect a violation of the settlement, please complete the Google Form on this webpage to help us monitor compliance.

*There was no finding of liability by a court in this case.

Note that we cannot provide direct legal representation in UI cases. Below are three places you can contact if you need legal representation in a UI case.

PowerPoint presentation from the webinar below

Press coverage

“Maryland labor department settles lawsuit over unemployment payments, agrees to make changes”, Baltimore Banner

“Attorneys who forced reforms in unemployment claims system win settlement with state”, Maryland Matters