Employment Discrimination

Cecil County Employment Discrimination Law Firm

Litigating wrongful termination and other employment discrimination cases in Maryland

Workplace discrimination is illegal

If you are an employee, whether for a government employer or even in the private sector, you are protected under federal law from workplace discrimination.

Discrimination in the workplace can take several forms, including, but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, job evaluations, promotion policies, training, compensation, and disciplinary actions.

Under federal law, it is illegal for an employer to treat you differently, or unfairly, on the basis of:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Pregnancy
  • Disability (mental or physical, including HIV status)
  • Age (for workers over age 40)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Citizenship Status

Even though such discrimination has been prohibited under federal law, many employers continue to employ practices which discriminate against their employees based on these factors. These practices can include paying a protected individual less than other employees, refusing to hire an applicant because of their protected status, and even refusing to make reasonable accommodations for those who are disabled or have certain religious practices.

The three most common claims filed against an employer who discriminates against their employees are Disparate Impact, Disparate Treatment, and Retaliation. Our office has lawyers who are experienced and knowledgeable on employment discrimination law, and are available to schedule a free consultation by calling (410) 885-6200 today.