Anyone who feels they have been the victim of unlawful discrimination can file a claim either in the courts or before the Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC). The Maine Human Rights Commission also acts as an agent for claims filed with the regional Federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC). Individuals can file claims alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disabilities, religion, ancestry or national origin. Actions can be brought against employers, landlords, businesses or individuals. Claims can be made for unlawful discrimination in employment, housing or in extensions of credit.
RWLB has handled claims involving many forms of discrimination or harassment in front of the Maine Human Rights Commission, the EEOC and the courts. We have defended a wide range of employers and businesses in these proceedings, often under their Employment Practices Liability insurance coverage. In addition, RWLB routinely advises employers on various labor questions, practices and issues, including Workers Compensation matters.
for a link to the website of the Maine Human Rights Commission or regulations.