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:
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII—protects you from discrimination based on your race, color, religion,
sex (generally protecting LGBTQA+ individuals, as well), or national origin
Equal Pay Act of 1963—prevents your employer from paying you less because of your gender
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967—protects you from discrimination based on your age (if you are 40 or older)
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990—protects you from discrimination based on your disability (applies
to employers in the private sector and state/local governments)
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 501 & 505—protects you from discrimination based on your disability (applies
to federal employers)
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Title II—protects you from discrimination based on your genetic information
(whether you are an employee, former employee, or applicant)
Civil Rights Act of 1991—entitles you to monetary compensation if you have experienced intentional
What is an "Employment Decision?"
For the purposes of the laws above laws, an “employment decision”
includes all the following, and more:
- Laying off/firing
- 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).