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Pension System Discriminates Based On Age

Serving Victims in the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Columbia, Silver Spring, Frederick, and Anne Arundel and Howard Counties Areas

“To the extent that employers are going to be creating early-retirement plans, they’re going to be looking very closely at this opinion to make sure they do it correctly.” Joyce Smithey was quoted in The Baltimore Sun about Judge’s ruling that Balto. Co. pension system discriminates based on age.

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Joyce Smithey, a seasoned employment and labor law attorney, has over 22 years of experience representing both employers and employees in Maryland and D.C. Her practice, rooted in a deep understanding of employment law, spans administrative hearings to federal litigation. Joyce's approach is comprehensive, focusing on protecting client interests while ensuring legal compliance. A Harvard graduate, her career began in Fortune 500 companies, transitioning to law after a degree from Boston University School of Law. Joyce's expertise is recognized by numerous awards, including Maryland’s Top 100 Women. At Smithey Law Group LLC, which she founded in 2018, Joyce continues to champion employment rights, drawing on her rich background in law and business.

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