Tiffany M. Releford, Partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and Co-Chair of its Community Associations group, focuses her practice on labor and employment law and community associations in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
In her labor practice, Ms. Releford represents large and small businesses, nonprofit associations, employers, community associations and individuals in matters involving discrimination based on disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, and age. She has appeared before state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, the D.C. Office of Human Rights, and the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission. Ms. Releford has a background in human resources and provides general counseling to employers regarding separation and hiring issues, and disability and discrimination issues, including providing training on equal employment opportunity laws. Additionally, she represents local county agencies and has experience defending grievances and matters before the Merit System Protection Board.
In addition, Ms. Releford routinely counsels community associations in covenant enforcement, revising and amending governing documents, transition from developer to owner control, warranty claims, and collection of delinquent assessments. Ms. Releford also defends community associations in fair housing complaints, breach of contract claims, environmental claims, personal injury and tort actions in state courts and before administrative bodies.