Maryland Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Maryland, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Maryland

Discrimination/Harassment – State and Local Agencies

Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
William Donald Schaefer Towers
6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 767-8600
Toll-Free: (800) 637-6247
TTY: (410) 333-1737
Fax: (410) 333-1841
Web Address:

Howard County Office of Human Rights
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, 2nd Floor
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: (410) 313-6430
Fax: (410) 313-6468

Montgomery County Human Relations Commission
21 Maryland Ave, Suite 330
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 777-8450
Fax: (240) 777-8460

Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission (HRC)
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Suite L-105
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 883-6170
Fax: (301) 780-8244
Web Address: – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Baltimore District Office
City Crescent Building
10 South Howard Street. 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 962-3932
TTY: (410) 962-6065

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Maryland Division of Labor and Industry

Maryland Occupational Safety & Health (MOSH)
10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 160
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Phone: 410-527-4499
Fax: 410-527-4481
Web Address:

Agency Description/Mission: Since 1971, the Division of Labor and Industry has been the agency responsible for Maryland’s Occupational Safety and Health Plan. The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health program, known as MOSH, is the state’s OSHA program. The overall mission of MOSH is to assure, as far as possible, every working man and woman in the State of Maryland, safe and healthful working conditions; and, to assure, in so far as practicable, that no employee will suffer diminished health, functional capacity, or life expectancy as a result of his or her work experience.

MOSH Frequently Asked Questions

Workers’ Complaint Information Page

3. Unemployment Insurance

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

Division of Unemployment Insurance
1100 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone (Claimant Information Service): (410) 949-0022 (Baltimore area/out of state)
TTY (Claimant Information Service): (410) 767-2727 (Baltimore area/out of state)
Toll-Free (Claimant Information Service): (800) 827-4839 (rest of Maryland)
TTY (Claimant Information Service): (800) 827-4400 (rest of Maryland)
Web Address:

Agency Description/Mission: Unemployment insurance provides benefits to persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are ready, willing and able to work, and actively seeking work. Unlike some other government assistance programs, unemployment insurance is just that – insurance. No deduction is made or has been taken from a worker’s paycheck to pay unemployment insurance benefits. The entire amount is paid for by the employers covered by the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Law.

Claimant Most Frequently Asked Questions

File An Internet Claim for UI Benefits

Claim Center Telephone Numbers

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Maryland Division of Labor and Industry
1100 North Eutaw Street #606
Baltimore, MD 21201
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Phone: (410) 767-2357


Agency Description/Mission: The Employment Standards Service investigates complaints from workers who worked in the State of Maryland and believe that they are due unpaid wages from their employer for services performed. The Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law requires every employer to pay workers all of their wages as promised. An employer must establish a regular payday and pay employees at least twice a month.

The Maryland Guide to Wage Payment & Employment Standards

Wage & Hour Fact Sheets

Minimum Wage Standards

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

ESA Wage & Hour Division

Baltimore District Office
2 Hopkins Plaza, Room 601
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 962-6211
Fax: (410) 962-6225

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission
10 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1641
Phone: (410) 864-5100
Toll-Free (outside Metro Baltimore): (800) 492-0479
TDD: (800) 735-2258 or 711 Maryland Relay
Web Address:

Agency Description/Mission: The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission seeks to secure the equitable and timely administration of the provision of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law on behalf of its customers, the injured worker and their employer, by providing an effective and efficient forum for the resolution of individual claims.

Questions & Answers for Employees

Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law: Background and Frequently Asked Questions

Instructions for Completing the Employee Claim Forms

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