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 orientati… Read More
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MCCR and EEOC "Work-Sharing Agreement"

The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (“MCCR”) is the Maryland state agency equivalent to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Although the MCCR was created to enforce Maryland’s laws against… Read More
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EEOC versus MCCR: Taking Your Case to Court

The following article will be the first in a series discussing cases filed with the United States Equal Employment Commission (“EEOC”) and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (“MCCR”). One interesting difference between th… Read More
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Case Analysis: Defamation

Our firm receives many inquiries regarding potential defamation claims.  A recent case in the United States District Court of Maryland provided a thorough analysis for such claims, which we present below. In Clayton v. Fairnak, No. JKB-18-2134, 201… Read More
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What Makes an Employment Termination a “Wrongful Termination”?

            There is a lot of confusion about when and why employers are allowed to fire their employees.  From the employee’s side, most employees believe (incorrectly) that if an employer can’t prove that the employee did something… Read More
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Employees are Discovering a New Secret Weapon Against Employers: Concerted Activity

            Almost every employee who ever has been fired believes he or she has been wrongfully terminated.  The good news for most employers is that in Maryland, it is very hard for an employee to win a lawsuit for something called “w… Read More
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The 411 on Overtime Pay

            In the past two years, employees have recovered an estimated $1.2 billion from filing claims against their employers for unpaid wages.  Claims for overtime pay are near the top of that list.  But many employees – and employ… Read More
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Federal Court Denies Plaintiffs' Motion to Equitably Toll Statute of Limitations in FLSA Claim

In Dolphus v. Servis One, Inc., No. GLR-16-1075, 2018 BL 277246 (D. Md. Aug. 02, 2018), Plaintiffs filed suit against Servis One, Inc. D/B/A BSI Financial Services (“Servis One”) on behalf of themselves and similarly situated current and… Read More
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Maryland Federal Court Allows Plaintiff's Retaliation Claim to Proceed Despite not "checking the box" on the EEOC Charge

In Loconte v. Montgomery County, No. PWG-17-2052, 2018 BL 273880 (D. Md. Aug. 01, 2018), Defendant Montgomery County, Maryland (the “County”) hired Plaintiff Anthony Loconte as a Hazmat Permitting Program Manager in July 2005 and termin… Read More
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Case Analysis: What is Discoverable in Litigation?

In litigation, opposing parties can sometimes get carried away with the quantity and quality of the information requested in discovery, raising doubts about the relevancy and necessity of the requested information.  In Terrell v. Memphis Zoo, Inc.,… Read More
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