Employment Law

Women continue to face challenges in the workplace.

Despite notable strides, significant gaps persist in how individuals are treated in the workplace based on gender identity and race. Issues such as wage discrepancies, biased hiring practices, limited promotional opportunities, and experiences of sexual harassment affect people of all gender identities and expressions. 

Achieving women's equality requires embracing intersectional advocacy and the essential fight for economic security. We believe that no person should face barriers based on gender when it comes to accessing opportunities and achieving financial stability. By advocating for inclusive policies and fostering environments free from discrimination, WLC creates a Maryland where all genders thrive in the workplace. 

Join us in our mission to promote equality and justice for all. Together we can create a more equitable society where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Employment Law Hotline


Tuesdays 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

First Thursday of the Month 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Employment Law Hotline Knowledge Base

Employment Law Attorneys will answer questions about:

  • Discrimination in hiring, firing, promotions, and other working conditions
  • Pay equity
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination based on pregnancy
  • Family or medical leave issues
  • Unpaid wages
  • Contract issues
  • Minimum wage and overtime violations
  • Contract issues
  • Being punished by the employer for having acted together with other employees to improve working conditions
  • Issues related to immigrant and part-time workers
  • Eligibility for unemployment insurance

More Info

The Employment Law Hotline attorney will not represent you and will not draft or review any documents for you. The attorney may suggest self-help measures you can take. You may be referred to a social service or governmental agency for assistance. 

Hotline services are free and available to anyone who lives or works in Maryland. 

Want to help?

Are you an attorney who would like to volunteer for the Employment Law Hotline? 

Logistics: Calls are forwarded to your office or home. Therefore, you can continue to work when you are not assisting callers.

Commitment: Volunteers are asked to contribute up to 4 shifts per year, each lasting 3 ½ hours. Women’s Law Center volunteer attorneys staff the Hotline on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings (first Thursday of the Month).

Requirements: Volunteer attorneys must have at least 3 years of employment law experience.