The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights - The Basics

​​The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights ("MCCR") enforces Maryland's employment law that guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or genetic information.

Therefore, it is illegal for employers to discriminate in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, setting work conditions, or discharging, based on the above protected categories.

Only employers with 15 or more employees are subject to the law.

Harassment on the basis of one the protected categories listed above, and retaliation for filing a complaint or being involved in the investigation, are also prohibited under law and enforced by MCCR.

A charge of discrimination must be filed with the MCCR within six months of the date the alleged discriminatory act occurred.

If you believe that actions have been taken against you based on discrimination in violation of Maryland law, it is imperative that you contact the MCCR immediately to initiate the process of determining whether you have been a victim of illegal employment discrimination.

Our experienced employment attorneys can guide you through the MCCR process and help you analyze your situation to determine if the actions taken against you meet the threshold of being considered illegal discrimination.

 

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