A variety of anti-discrimination laws are going to apply if you work in Maryland. For example, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act will apply. Section 1981 will also apply and a host of other federal laws may relate to your particular circumstance. In addition, there are county and city laws that may apply which provide anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation protections that may in certain cases be even offer broader protection than the federal anti-discrimination statutes.
Likewise, a state-wide Maryland Law (State Government Article, §20-602, Annotated Code of Maryland) protects Maryland employees from discrimination based on their race, sex, religion, and many other protected characteristics. Given these various avenues for relief, it’s important to research those carefully and choose the best statute(s) for your particular situation.
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Maryland Washington DC Virginia Discrimination Attorneys
Hiring a proven and effective advocate is critical to obtaining the maximum recovery in an employment discrimination case. Eric Bachman, Chair of the Firm’s Discrimination Practice, has substantial experience litigating precedent-setting individual and class action discrimination cases. His wins include a $100 million settlement in a disparate impact Title VII class action and a $16 million class action settlement against a major grocery chain. As Special Litigation Counsel in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and as lead or co-counsel in numerous jury trials, Bachman is a litigator ready to fight for you to obtain the relief that you deserve.
Bachman writes frequently on employment discrimination issues at the Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog and has been quoted in national media about discrimination cases. U.S. News and Best Lawyers® have named Zuckerman Law a Tier 1 firm in Litigation – Labor and Employment in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Contact us today to find out how we can help you. To schedule a preliminary consultation, click here or call us at (202) 769-1681.