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

Employment Contracts: 5 Tips for Negotiating Severance Packages

Leaving a job can be a stressful experience because of the potential financial difficulties that can occur without a steady paycheck coming in. It takes time to find a new job after leaving the position you were in, and unemployment benefits often provide too little income to allow you to maintain your standard of living. The best way to protect yourself from financial hardship when your time with a company comes Read More

Negotiating an Employment Agreement

Employment agreements can benefit both the company and the executive by setting the tone for a professional relationship and clearly establishing the expectations that the company has of its executives. Employment contracts can and should be comprehensive and detailed enough to address the key issues that determine how an executive works for an organization. The agreements should impose both rights and obligations Read More

Federal Employee Discrimination: How to Prove It

Federal employees can take legal action to pursue a legal remedy if they are victimized by any type of unlawful discriminatory behavior.  This could include being refused a job or promotion or being fired as a result of their race, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, advanced age, or other protected status. Workers who are sexually harassed; whose federal government employers refuse to make Read More

The Maryland Bar Application: What Every Applicant Needs to Know

So you are ready to graduate from law school and begin working as an attorney in the State of Maryland. Of course, things are not quite so simple. Earning your juris doctor is just the first step. Before you can practice law, you must first apply for admission to the Maryland Bar. The admission process itself involves several steps and requires you to provide a significant amount of background information to the Read More

The Fee Agreement: Five Things to Consider

The last thing many Maryland attorneys want to think about is contracts, especially when it comes to sensitive matters like client fees. But written contracts are a necessary evil in this business. If you do not spell out the exact relationship between you and your client, it can easily come back to bite you. We have all dealt with problem clients who dispute every line item of every bill. While Maryland does not Read More

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