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Rockville Employment Law Attorney
Emejuru Law Offers Clients Strong, Compassionate Advocacy
Employment law is a complex area of the law that governs the relationship between employers and employees. It covers various issues, including hiring, firing, wages, benefits, discrimination, harassment, and more. Employment laws are critical to protecting employee rights in the workplace. At Emejuru Law, we are passionate about helping employees across Rockville and the surrounding areas fight back against harassment and discrimination.
We can help you with a wide range of employment law issues, including:
- Discrimination cases
- Sexual harassment cases
- Retaliation & whistleblower cases
- Wrongful termination cases
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims
- Administrative defense cases
- Non-compete agreement disputes
- Fair labor standards cases
- Separation and severance agreement case
- Wage and hour disputes
- Governmental affairs cases
- Employee benefits law cases
- Workplace safety and occupational health cases
- Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) cases
- EEOC mediation and administrative hearings.
We also believe in the importance of protecting employee rights. However, we also understand the stress and anxiety that can come with these types of cases. With this in mind, we are standing by to provide the compassionate and dedicated legal support you need.
Call (240) 607-5552 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Rockville employment law attorney.
Understanding Key Employment Rights Laws
Several laws are in place to protect employees from discrimination, harassment, and other rights violations. These laws collectively provide robust protection for employees, promoting fairness, dignity, and respect within the workplace.
Five of the most well-known laws affecting employee rights in the workplace are:
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII): This landmark law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Title VII has been seminal in protecting individuals from unfair treatment in the workplace.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): The ADA ensures people with disabilities are afforded the same rights and opportunities as everyone else, including within the workplace. It prohibits discrimination and mandates reasonable accommodations for disabled employees.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): The ADEA shields employees who are 40 years of age or older from discrimination based on their age, promoting fairness for mature workers.
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA): The EPA mandates equal pay for men and women performing the same job duties within the same organization. It's a crucial law in the fight against gender-based wage discrimination.
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): The FMLA entitles eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons, ensuring that people don't have to choose between their job and their health or family.
Recognizing Rights Violations in the Workplace
If you believe your rights have been violated in the workplace, consulting with an experienced employment law attorney is essential. The laws are in place to protect you, but it's crucial to be proactive in ensuring their enforcement. Speaking with our team at Emejuru Law can be highly beneficial in helping you determine how best to proceed with your case.
Below are common examples of employee rights violations:
- Wage Theft: This occurs when employers fail to pay workers for their overtime hours or deny them their rightful wages.
- Workplace Discrimination: This involves treating employees unfavorably due to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age.
- Sexual Harassment: This includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
- Retaliation: This violation happens when employers punish employees for asserting their rights, such as filing a discrimination complaint or whistleblowing.
- Denial of Family and Medical Leave: Employers violate the FMLA when they refuse eligible employees the right to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.
- Unsafe Work Conditions: Employers are obligated to provide a safe workplace under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). If this is not maintained, it is a violation of employee rights.
How We Can Help You
At Emejuru Law, we bring over a decade of experience and a proven track record of success in resolving employment law cases. Our litigation experience and dedication to protecting employee rights have led to the successful resolution of hundreds of cases. We strongly believe that no one should have to suffer discrimination, harassment, or other employment law violations, and we believe in holding employers accountable. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you with your case.
If you live or work in Rockville and your employer has violated your rights, contact Emejuru Law or call (240) 607-5552.