Maryland Racial Discrimination Lawyers
It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of that employee’s race or national origin. Specifically, federal laws, such as Title VII and the Civil Rights Act of 1866, also referred to as “Section 1981,” prohibit an employer from making discriminatory employment decisions based on race. Likewise, Title VII prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee because of his national origin or because he associates with people of a particular national origin. For example, Title VII prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee because she is married to a member of a particular national origin or is a member of a church, temple or mosque generally used by persons of a particular national origin.
Unfortunately, this type of discrimination occurs all too often by employers of all sizes. If you or a loved one has been treated unfairly because of your race or national origin, it is important to contact the Maryland racial discrimination lawyers at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. to help you seek justice.
Anti-Discrimination Laws in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Harassment against an employee based on race or national origin is also prohibited. Harassment on the basis of race or national origin can include anything from someone making slurs, jokes, or comments about an employee’s race or national origin, which creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, to mocking an employee’s cultural habits or traditions.
In addition to the federal laws, both Maryland and D.C. have their own state anti-discrimination laws which provide additional protection to employees facing racial or national origin discrimination. Moreover, some local jurisdictions also have their own local laws in place which provide an additional layer of protection to the employee against discrimination based on race or national origin. Without question, this is a complex area of the law, which requires experienced counsel to navigate. Additionally, there are strict deadlines that must be adhered to in asserting your rights under these various laws, so you should not delay in contacting us to schedule an initial consultation with our Maryland racial discrimination lawyers.
The lawyers at our firm evaluate each case and determine which federal, state, and local laws give you the best chance of obtaining justice against a discriminatory employer. If you believe your employer has discriminated against you because of your race or national origin, contact the experienced discrimination attorneys here at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. to schedule a confidential consultation. If you are an employee who believes they have been discriminated because of their race or national origin, you owe it to yourself to find out what legal options are available to you. Indeed, under the law, you have a right to go to work in an environment free from discrimination.
Working With Our Maryland Racial Discrimination Lawyers is Easy
Working with the attorneys here at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. is simple, confidential and efficient. We thoroughly review your options and the law and then put together a comprehensive strategy to achieve your goals. Attorney Jamaal (“Jay”) W. Stafford is an experienced Maryland racial discrimination lawyer, and he is no stranger to the courtroom. He brings to bear his litigation experience and employment law expertise to craft creative solutions for each of his clients. If you believe your employer has treated you unfairly or has discriminated against you because of your race or national origin, contact us via our website or call us today at 410-514-6099.