Silver Spring Discrimination Lawyer

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 discrimination in the workplace, call our Silver Spring discrimination attorney at (240) 607-5552 or contact us online today.

Maryland Workplace Discrimination Laws

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 workplace discrimination case to Emejuru Law, our team will help you determine whether your employer has violated state or federal discrimination laws. If so, we can take your workplace discrimination 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 our lawyers are not afraid to fight aggressively for your rights and future.

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:

What is an "Employment Decision?"

For the purposes of the laws above 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.

How Do You Prove Pregnancy Discrimination?

If you have been discriminated against because of your pregnancy, you may be entitled to lost wages and other compensatory damages. To successfully argue your discrimination case, you will need to prove that you are a victim of an "adverse employment action." It will be necessary to provide examples of the way that you have been treated since becoming pregnant and how you would have been treated differently if you were not pregnant.

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

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