NWLC testimony in support of Maryland Senate Bill 834, disavowing the harmful and outdated “severe or pervasive” standard used to evaluate hostile work environment claims and putting in place a new standard to that better reflects the lived experiences of survivors and modern understandings of workplace harassment. NWLC’s testimony explains how the “severe or pervasive” standard used in federal law and many state laws has been harmful to survivors, especially women of color survivors, and has led courts to minimize the harmful impact of harassment and throw out many cases.