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.


Representation Of Employers And Employees

The Law Office of Marc J. Smith, LLC is a boutique employment law practice based in downtown Rockville, Maryland near the Montgomery County Circuit and District Courts. The Firm’s practice focuses exclusively in the employment law arena and provides counseling, litigation and a wide range of other employment-related services to employers and employees throughout the State of Maryland, Washington D.C. and other jurisdictions. The Firm also represents individuals who have failed to register with the Selective Service System and who are trying to apply for or maintain federal employment.