EEOC Attorney

The attorneys at Bennett & Ellison have taken numerous claims through the administrative process before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and represent you if you believe you have faced discrimination or retaliation on the job, or if you think you were discriminated against in a non-selection for a job for which you applied. The EEOC enforces all laws protecting workers against employment discrimination.

There are a number employment situations in which discrimination is illegal, including during the hiring and firing phases, assessing how much each employee is paid, the tasks and assignments given, a transfer or promotion, or in the event of a layoff or a recall from layoff. Discrimination is also unlawful in employer decisions governing retirement plans, disability leave, fringe benefits, training programs, and use of company or agency facilities, and any other term or condition of employment.

Your legal recourse begins with filing a complaint with the EEOC. As attorneys experienced in practicing before the EEOC, we can handle drafting and submitting your claim. There is a set period of time that you have to file the complaint following an incident of discriminatory or retaliatory practices. Call our office immediately to discuss the deadlines applicable to your claims. Don’t let the deadline pass if you feel you have been the victim of unlawful bias, harassment, or wrongful termination. At Bennett & Ellison, we represent employees of private companies, federal, state and local governments, and educational institutions. Federal government employees have different EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) procedures and shorter timelines for bringing claims which must be followed.

Many states, local governments, cities and towns have also passed protection laws and statutes against discrimination based on status as a parent, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and more. These claims may be filed in other jurisdictions and before other government agencies than the EEOC, such as the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, the District of Columbia Office on Human Rights, and others.

Contact Us to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Employment Law attorney to discuss your legal options.