Guiding Employers in Discrimination Claims
Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 (Title VII), with its ever-shifting legal requirements, poses challenges for employers. The statute bans discrimination on the basis of a protected class. It also bans retaliation for complaining about such discrimination. While this seems simple enough, the U.S. Supreme Court is constantly setting new precedents that alter this legal landscape. Thatcher Law Firm helps businesses stay on top of new developments, employ policies and practices to minimize liability, and avoid costly litigation. At Thatcher Law Firm, we can help you navigate legal minefields and protect you from potential legal exposure.
Title VII is more than just an anti-discrimination statute. It created an entire administrative process for mediating and investigating employment claims. This process begins with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It is at the EEOC level where the government initially investigates and attempts to mediate discrimination claims. The choices made during the EEOC process can either severely limit future legal maneuverability or lay the groundwork for the effective resolution of legal claims.
Dedicated Title VII Representation
At Thatcher Law Firm, a Maryland-based employment law firm handling cases throughout the mid-Atlantic region, we are thoroughly familiar with the EEOC process, having handled hundreds of EEOC charges of discrimination on the respondent and complainant sides. Retaining us as soon as a charge of discrimination has been filed will ensure that you maximize your company’s likelihood of resolving the employment claim short of costly litigation.
If litigation is necessary, as experienced employment defense attorneys, we stand ready to aggressively advance your interests through state and federal court systems. Our managing member, Linda Hitt Thatcher, is a former president of the Federal Bar Association of Maryland and has been consistently named as one of the top attorneys in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area by Washingtonian magazine. Ms. Thatcher leads a team of experienced litigators, who have won many cases on motions to dismiss, on motions for summary judgment, and at trial.