Workplace Discrimination FAQs

Both employers and employees need to understand the state and federal laws that prevent illegal discrimination in the workplace. Employers need to know the rules against workplace discrimination in order to avoid running afoul of them and ending up being investigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and potentially being sued by aggrieved workers.  Employees need to know the rules that protect Read More

Guide to Preventing Disability Discrimination

On the 25th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, CNN reported on some very troubling data which showed that many Americans with severe disabilities still face difficulty in taking advantage of work opportunities, even despite federal laws in place that are aimed at ensuring the disabled have equal opportunities to work in the United States. According to CNN, there are approximately 57 Read More

Three Steps Every Nurse Should Take After Receiving an Order of Summary Suspension from the Maryland Board of Nursing

It is every nurse’s worst nightmare.  After investing thousands of dollars and a significant number of hours into not only obtaining your nursing license but building your nursing career, the prospect of receiving an Order of Summary Suspension and Notice of Agency Action from the Maryland Board of Nursing is too much to even fathom. It’s like a dagger in the heart.  All it takes is a lapse in judgment, an Read More

Arbitration Clauses: Does Your Employment Contract Have One?

In many cases, when employees are treated improperly by employers, it is not just a single worker that is affected by the improper treatment. Instead, often many workers are mistreated or have their rights violated – sometimes in small ways. A Maryland discrimination lawyer can help all of these workers who have been victimized by discrimination to take action. In some cases, this could mean that workers come Read More

Maryland Severance Agreement Attorney Offers Negotiation Tips

When any employee is leaving a company that is closing its doors or if an employee has been laid off from any organization, there is a good chance that the employee will be offered a severance agreement. Severance agreements can both benefit employers and can benefit employees, which is why it is so common to create these types of contracts upon the departure of a worker. A severance agreement sets forth the terms Read More

Hostile Work Environments: What Does it Mean for Employees?

Many different types of discrimination are illegal under federal and state civil rights laws. One of the types of discrimination that is prohibited is hostile work environment discrimination. An employee can take legal action against an employer in the event that coworkers or peers create a hostile work environment on the basis of that employee's protected status, unless employers have policies in place to prevent a Read More

What Can Lead to a Doctor Losing His License to Practice Medicine?

Doctors work very hard to earn their professional credentials. In addition to completing years of rigorous training in medical school, medical professionals also must complete residency requirements and pass board exams in order to be permitted to practice medicine. Once they have become qualified, doctors are required to abide by rules and regulations governing their profession. Failure to do so could result in Read More

Breastfeeding Discrimination

Many different types of workplace discrimination can occur. One of the most common situations that arises is when a woman becomes pregnant and is treated unfairly by her employer as a result. A Maryland pregnancy discrimination attorney can provide representation in these situations, assisting women with children in taking legal action against employers. Pregnancy discrimination is not restricted only to Read More

You Just Received a Notice of Agency Action Letter from the Maryland Board of Nursing. What Now?

Nurses have an extraordinarily difficult job. From providing patient care to dealing with doctors and the healthcare bureaucracy, it is easy for even the most experienced nurse to be overwhelmed and, on occasion, make a mistake. Unfortunately, sometimes these mistakes prompt a formal letter from the Maryland Board of Nursing with the title, “Notice of Agency Action.” When that happens, the important thing is to Read More

Federal Employee Discrimination: What Remedies Are Available to Federal Employees?

Discrimination in the federal workforce is strictly prohibited on the basis of protected status such as race, gender, religion, color, national origin, or disability status. Unfortunately, even with laws in place aimed at preventing government employers from engaging in discriminatory behavior in connection with hiring, firing, or any terms and conditions of employment, discrimination still happens. When unlawful Read More

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