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Discrimination in Maryland



Job discrimination against certain groups of people (known as protected classes) is illegal under federal and Maryland law. You have a limited period of time after discrimination occurs to file a legal complaint against a company. If you think you're a discrimination victim, talk to an employment discrimination lawyer today.

Are You the Victim of Job Discrimination?

Federal and Maryland laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees and job applicants on the basis of:

  • Race and skin color
  • National origin
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Age (if at least 40 years old)
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation

But what does it mean to discriminate? According to the Maryland Commission on Human Relations:

"Employers cannot discriminate in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, upgrading, setting working conditions or discharging. Labor organizations cannot deny membership to qualified persons or discriminate in apprentice training programs. Employment agencies cannot discriminate in job referrals, ask discriminatory pre-employment questions or circulate information that unlawfully limits employment. Newspapers cannot publish job advertisements that discriminate."

If you think you've been discriminated against, you need to take prompt legal action. Talk to an employment discrimination lawyer today. Your lawyer can guide you through the process of filing a complaint with the Maryland Commission on Human Relations or U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Find & Hire Local Maryland Discrimination Attorneys

Attorneys.com offers a free, no-obligation service that can help you locate employment discrimination lawyers throughout Maryland, including attorneys in Baltimore, Columbia and Germantown. Complete the form on this page to get started, or call us today at 877-913-7222. After you answer a few basic questions, we'll connect you with a lawyer in your area.