Discrimination

Workplace Discrimination Lawyer in Silver Spring

Serving Maryland and Washington D.C.

Have you been treated differently or even harassed at work because of a major aspect of your identity, such as your gender or religion? Although the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces certain laws that protect you from workplace discrimination, many employers continue to commit (or allow) discrimination in their work environments. Our job at Emejuru Law is to preserve your rights under these laws and hold employers and other parties accountable for discriminatory acts.

If you believe you have experienced employment discrimination in Silver Spring, call our attorney at (240) 607-5552 or contact us online today.

Laws That Prohibit Workplace Discrimination

All federal and most private employers must adhere to several laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace.

These federal laws include:

For the purposes of these laws, an “employment decision” includes all the following, and more:

  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Laying off/firing
  • Promoting
  • Transferring
  • Compensation/benefits
  • Training
  • Classification/assignment
  • Other terms and conditions

Additionally, these laws protect you from harassment based on protected classes, employment decisions based on stereotypes of those classes, employment decisions based on your association with a person in those classes, and retaliation (employment decisions based on your opposition to discriminatory actions).

Do Discrimination Laws Apply to Private Employers?

If your private employer has 15 or more employees, federal discrimination laws apply to any employment decision based on your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or genetic information.

The Equal Pay Act (which prohibits sex-based wage discrimination) applies to all employers, regardless of how many people they employ. Age discrimination laws, on the other hand, only apply to a business/private employer if the business has at least 20 employees.

Workplace Discrimination Laws in Maryland

Maryland, like most states, has its own set of laws that employers must follow. In addition to the protected classes mentioned above, an employer in Maryland cannot make employment decisions based on your marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

When you bring your case to Emejuru Law, we will help you determine whether your employer has violated state or federal discrimination laws. If so, we can take your case as far as it needs to go to obtain a favorable resolution on your behalf. We have a proven track record of taking employment cases to federal court, and we are not afraid to fight aggressively for your rights and future.


Ready to get started on your case? Call (240) 607-5552 or contact us online today. Our employment discrimination attorney looks forward to fighting for your rights.


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