What is the Process for Filing an Administrative Complaint of Employment Discrimination in Maryland?

When it comes to addressing the illegal acts of employers, such as pregnancy discrimination or sexual harassment, there are certain procedures you must follow before you can file a lawsuit. First, for most discrimination claims, you must file an administrative complaint with either the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR). These are the agencies charged Read More

Guide to Laws Preventing Age Discrimination

As the American population ages, many individuals are now postponing retirement for much longer than previous generations. Some of the reasons for remaining in the workforce later in life include financial insecurity, access to employer-sponsored health plans, and simply wanting to stay active and engaged. One of the consequences of this shift is that older Americans are facing age discrimination in the workplace in Read More

Protecting Your Professional License FAQs

When a professional is accused of violating ethical rules and faces a disciplinary action, they often have many of the same questions. These are our answers to some of the most common questions about protecting professional licenses. Which bodies are responsible for investigating complaints against professionals in Maryland? The regulatory body responsible for investigating complaints and taking disciplinary 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 million 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 situations Read More

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