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Mary M. McCudden

Associate
Baltimore

P 410-415-2082
F 410-415-2001
Mary.McCudden@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Mary M. McCudden is an Associate in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents employers in litigation, mediation, and arbitration involving a wide range of employment-related claims, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and various state human rights laws, as well as breach of contract and tort claims, and claims involving alleged violations of confidentiality or non-compete agreements.  She also represents employers in administrative matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as state agencies. 

Further, Ms. McCudden provides advice and training to help employers avoid litigation. She regularly counsels employers on issues such as hiring, performance management, leave, reasonable accommodations, termination, employment contracts, and personnel policies. Additionally, Ms. McCudden conducts and advises clients with respect to investigations, including those involving leadership, boards, managers, and employees.   

Some of Ms. McCudden’s representations include:

  • Obtained dismissal of a national origin discrimination claim on behalf of a large healthcare system
  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf of a municipality on employee’s breach of contract claim
  • Obtained dismissal of a gender discrimination claim on behalf of a community hospital
  • Obtained an appellate decision affirming the dismissal of a physician’s claims against a health care system for sexual harassment and violations of New Jersey’s Cullen Act

Honors and Recognitions

Mary M. McCudden
Rated by Super Lawyers


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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court (2015-2017)

Published Works

  • “What Every New Jersey Business Should Know About Maternity Protections in the Garden State,” New Jersey Business Industry Association (May 2017) [Author]
  • “Post-ACA, Employer Obligations May Stand for Pregnant, Nursing Women,” Legal Intelligencer, (March 2017) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “What Every Human Resources Professional Should Know About Transgender Issues in the Workplace,” Southern Shore HRMA of New Jersey (Galloway, NJ, October 2016) (presenter)

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November 11, 2019

Two Federal Courts Strike Down Health and Human Services ‘Conscience Protection Rule’

November 11, 2019

Two federal courts have struck down the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) “Conscience Protection Rule,” which was slated to go into effect on November 22, 2019. The Rule purported to enforce pre-existing “conscience laws” that protect the rights of certain employees of healthcare institutions that receive federal... Read More

November 5, 2019

Religious Accommodation and Patient Safety in Healthcare Industry

November 5, 2019

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act requires employers in the healthcare industry to provide a reasonable accommodation to employees’ sincerely held religious beliefs and practices. Common accommodation requests relate to: Exemptions from the flu vaccination Time off for Sabbath observance or to attend religious services Prayer... Read More

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Two Federal Courts Strike Down Health and Human Services ‘Conscience Protection Rule’
November 11, 2019

Two federal courts have struck down the U.S. Read More

Religious Accommodation and Patient Safety in Healthcare Industry
November 6, 2019

During a recent webinar, our Healthcare team provided practical case studies with clear takeaways and best practices for reasonably accommodating employees’ sincerely-held religious beliefs without compromising patient safety. You can watch the webinar recording at your convenience. Read More

Mandatory Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios: Is Your State Next?
September 4, 2019

Healthcare facilities in California have been required to adhere to mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios since 2004. These ratios vary depending upon the degree of patient care involved. More recently, Massachusetts passed a law requiring mandatory staffing minimums in the state’s ICU’s. Read More