Equal Employment Policy

To further our goal of equal employment opportunity for all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law, Venable states as its policy the following:

It will be the policy of Venable LLP, in accordance with all applicable laws, to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, protected Veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with this principle of equal employment opportunity, and only valid qualification will be required.

All personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, social and recreational programs, etc. will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, protected Veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Employees and applicants shall not be subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in any of the following activities:

  • Filing a complaint;
  • Assisting in or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of the affirmative action provisions of Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 503”), VEVRAA, or any other federal, state, or local law requiring equal opportunity based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or Veteran status;
  • Opposing any act or practice made unlawful by Executive Order 11246, Section 503, VEVRAA, or their implementing regulations or any other federal, state, or local law requiring equal opportunity based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or Veteran status; or
  • Exercising any other right protected by Executive Order 11246, Section 503, VEVRAA, or their implementing regulations.

To ensure compliance with the plan, Sheila Turybury, Affirmative Action Officer, has been designated to administer and monitor the plan and make reports to Senior Management. The Plan is available for inspection in accordance with applicable regulations. This policy has the full support of firm management including the firm’s Chair.