Equal Employment Opportunity at MDOT
The Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Equal Employment Opportunity Policy prohibits employment discrimination based on race, gender, color, national origin, age, political or religious affiliation, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation. The Office of Fair Practices is responsible for the enforcement of this policy. MDOT managers and supervisors are expected to administer their areas of authority in a non-discriminatory manner, so, issues of discrimination should be rare. The following information is provided by the Department in the event you feel that you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination.
EXAMPLES OF POLICY VIOLATIONS
At a party's written request, the Coordinator will review appeals of final decisions issued in MDOT investigations. Appeals must be filed within 10 days of MDOT's final decision.
Office of the Statewide EEO Coordinator
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Federal responsibilities for employment discrimination administration have been centralized in the EEOC. The agency is charged with enforcing Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended, the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 1975 Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory practice or act or when you first knew about the alleged discriminatory practice or act.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
STATE OF MARYLAND COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS
The Maryland Commission on Human Relations enforces Article 49B, which is the anti-discrimination law in Maryland. Complaints must be filed no later than six months from the date of the alleged discriminatory act or the date you learned that a discriminatory action would be taken or had been taken. In addition, the Commission may, on its own, initiate a complaint based on reliable information that any person or business has been, or is engaged in a discriminatory practice made unlawful by Article 49B.
Maryland Commission on Human Relations
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (USDOT)
USDOT's Office of Civil Rights enforces compliance with Section 504 of the 1973 Vocational Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits discrimination against disabled persons in any state program receiving federal financial assistance. Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory practice or act.
Director of Civil Rights
The Maryland Department of Transportation's Office of Fair Practices offers mediation assistance to employees and managers who may experience conflict with one another in the workplace. Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which involves an objective individual who will act as an intermediary between the disputants in an effort to seek a mutually agreeable resolution to a problem. Mediation can be used as early intervention to resolving conflicts. The Office of Fair Practices uses mediation within and outside of the complaint process to resolve conflicts.
Interested employees should contact
MDOT OFFICE OF DIVERSITY & EQUITY
Office of The Secretary
Maryland Transportation Authority
Maryland Aviation Administration
Motor Vehicle Administration
Maryland Port Administration
State Highway Administration
Maryland Transit Administration
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