Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman PLLC
Stephen Chertkof represents employees in lawsuits and appeals in all areas of civil rights and employment law. Mr. Chertkof is the immediate past president of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, which is the local affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a professional association dedicated to advancing the legal rights of individual employees. He is on the amicus brief committee for both NELA and MWELA and has written briefs for the Supreme Court and other federal and state appellate courts on issues of broad importance regarding employee rights. Mr. Chertkof teaches continuing legal education courses and gives speeches on topics relating to litigating civil rights and employment cases.
Recent successes include a $360,000 jury verdict in Maryland for retaliation against an African-American employee who was fired after reporting that her team leader referred to her by a racial epithet; a Fourth Circuit victory establishing that a man with kidney disease was protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and a $2 million verdict in the District of Columbia in favor of a woman who complained about the "glass ceiling" for women, finding that she was repeatedly passed over for promotion in favor of less-qualified men.
Mr. Chertkof is a 1988 graduate of Yale Law School where he was managing editor of Yale Journal on Regulation and is also a 1985 Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Duke University.