The center offers job readiness training, job skills enhancement, employment referrals, career counseling, case management, resume assistance, special programs and workshops, and assistance making job contacts. Special assistance available to veterans.
The Employment Law Hotline is a telephone service which will provide you with legal information about your rights in the workplace. The Hotline will answer questions about many kinds of workplace problems including: discrimination in hiring, firing, promotions, or other working conditions; discrimination based on pregnancy; sexual harassment; family or medical leave issues; unpaid wages; contract issues; minimum wage and overtime violations; eligibility for unemployment insurance; or being punished by the employer for having acted together with other employees to improve working conditions.
If you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union, or employment agency, when applying for a job or while on the job because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter, you may file a charge of discrimination with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Charges may be filed in person, by mail, or by telephone.
Provides career and job counseling to qualifying veterans, including information on the labor market and jobs and employers in this area, assistance in tailoring skills and abilities to the job market, assistance with Hot Jobs and with the jobs listed locally, help using the Internet to expand your job searches, recommendations for training and education to qualify for better jobs and careers, information on Veteran job programs and training, assistance and instruction in use of the Resource Room facilities, resume preparation and critique, developing jobs for those Vets with barriers to employment, referral information on social service and family support, and links to Department of Veterans Affairs medical and benefits information.
The Office of Unemployment Insurance conducts almost all business by telephone. Claims may be filed by telephone or online at the above web address. All Claim Centers take claims by telephone only, every Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays, from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. All informational telephone calls, such as finding out the status of your unemployment insurance claim, should be directed to the Claimant Information Service at 1-800-827-4839.
MCCR's primary operations are devoted to the intake, investigation, and processing of discrimination complaints by those living in, working in, and visiting Maryland. MCCR is a neutral finder of fact. Evidence is collected by interviewing witnesses, gathering and analyzing documents, and conducting on-site visits. After completing an investigation, staff drafts a written finding.
MCCR attorneys litigate cases before the Office of Administrative Hearings, and state and federal courts; prosecute subsequent appeals before Commission appeal panels, and state and federal appellate courts; and institute litigation responsibilities, responds to legal inquiries from the public; drafts legislation and regulations; and provides training to MCCR staff and upon request, the public.
Education & Outreach:
MCCR provides services, information, and training support to groups and individuals in Maryland. Some training topics include- Conflict Resolution, Dimensions of Diversity, Disability and Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace, Discrimination Prevention, Religious/Spiritual Awareness at Work, Sexual Harassment Prevention, and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity at Work.
Employment and training services available without charge for all job seekers, both adults and youth in job connecting skills workshops every month free and open to the public; skills training vouchers to qualify for for available jobs. Access services through the American Job Centers in each county. The Maryland Workforce Exchange is the job matching system available to all at www.mwejobs.maryland.gov