Federal, state and local laws prohibit employment discrimination based upon numerous protected characteristics, including race, religion, disability, gender, age, color, national origin and others. The class of protected individuals differs under federal, state and local county laws as does the timeframe in which these claims must be brought. These laws also protect employees against sexual and other forms of harassment. These prohibitions apply during the hiring process, during the employment relationship and sometimes after the conclusion of the employment relationship. Employers must know their legal obligations and how to promptly react to claims of employment discrimination. Employees should likewise seek counsel in the event they believe the have been subjected to illegal discrimination and/or harassment.
During his legal career, Marc has handled hundreds of discrimination claims under a diverse array of federal, state and local laws. Marc spent the first seven years of his legal career defending employers against claims of discrimination and harassment claims brought by employees. Since 2000, Marc has continued to represent employers facing such claims and has also expanded his practice to include representation of private sector and federal employees who have experienced discrimination and harassment in the workplace.