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Employment


Maryland Legal Aid offices handle employment cases which involve enforcing a client’s right to work (including removal of work barriers), enforcing the right to just and favorable working conditions, and protecting against unemployment.  Our local offices also handle cases to secure the right to legal wages, ensuring for the worker and the worker’s family an existence worthy of human dignity.  Our advocates also work on behalf of clients to insure the right of workers to take actions with co-workers to improve the terms and conditions of their employment and to ensure the right to organize.

Typical cases Maryland Legal Aid handles include:

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations;
  • Preservation of employment limited to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violations and unpaid wages cases;
  • Non-payment of correct wages or overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or under state law;
  • Unemployment Insurance cases;
  • Farmworker cases.

Get Help:

If you need help with an employment issue or have questions, please call or visit the office nearest you.

Click here for a list of office locations and phone numbers or you can apply for services online.

If you are a migrant or seasonal worker in need of assistance or have questions, please call (800) 444-4099. You can also visit one of the many Maryland Legal Aid offices or apply for services online.

More information:


Maryland Legal Aid’s brochures are to be used for general information only and are not intended to provide specific legal advice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material presented in the brochures. To understand how the law applies to your individual circumstances, however, you should seek legal counsel. In addition, please check our contact page for the most up-to-date list of Maryland Legal Aid office locations and telephone numbers.