Damages in a Baltimore Sexual Harassment Lawsuit                                                                                                                   

According to a September 2017 Bloomberg article, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accused Wells Fargo of unlawfully hindering the U.S. Government’s investigation of the company. The investigation centers on the alleged widespread sexual harassment of female employees, according to a federal court filing. The bank is accused of being a hostile work environment for female employees. For instance, Read More

When Does a Baltimore Company Violate the Wage and Overtime Laws?

According to an article in The Baltimore Sun, former M&T Bank employees have filed a lawsuit seeking overtime pay. A total of nine former employees of the bank filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of violating federal overtime law. According to the lawsuit, the former employees claim that they were hired to complete compliance and analytical work. Instead, they performed routine clerical tasks and data entry Read More

Baltimore Discrimination Includes Ethnicity Discrimination

An Annapolis area car wash owner is accused of ethnicity discrimination, according to an August Capital Gazette article. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, claims that a former car wash owner near Annapolis made employees of Latino descent clean his home and forced them to endure poor working conditions. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The Read More

Handling Sexual Harassment: Important Facts and Advice for Employees

Sexual harassment is a problem that, unfortunately, affects many American workers. It’s important for employees to know their rights, know what they don’t have to tolerate and learn how to seek recourse if they have been sexually harassed.Workplace sexual harassment is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This federal act is binding for employers with more than 15 employees. This includes Read More

Employment Contracts: 8 Things an Executive Should Know Before Signing

Many people are thrilled to receive an offer. Still, they may not feel comfortable asking for a lot of details, fearing that they may appear to be uninterested in the offer. However, it is imperative that workers, especially executives, fully understand the terms of their employment contract.Here are eight questions any executive should ask before signing their employment contract. Is there a probationary Read More

The Two Types of Baltimore Sexual Harassment Claims

According to an August 2017 article in The Washington Post, a Maryland judge was reprimanded after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him. The Prince George’s County Circuit Court judge was disciplined in 2016 after a former administrative assistant filed the complaint, according to a letter from the County’s administrative judge. However, the exact discipline imposed was not disclosed to the former Read More

Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Baltimore is Illegal

According to a September 2016 article in the The Baltimore Sun, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, filed a sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit against private employers.  This lawsuit marks the first time that the EEOC has accused private employers of sexual orientation discrimination.The EEOC filed the federal suit in both Baltimore and Pittsburgh in September of 2016. It asked the Read More

Disability Discrimination is Illegal in Baltimore

According to a 2014 article from The Baltimore Sun, Upper Chesapeake Health System (UCHS) agreed to pay $180,000 to settle a disability discrimination and retaliation claim. The lawsuit was filed by a former employee of the company’s Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air.In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that the company failed to provide her with another position after she became disabled. Her medical Read More

What is the Sick Leave Law in Maryland?

Sick leave law has long been an important topic across the state. Although many may not give much thought to the legal aspect of sick leave, the issue of how to take care of yourself or family members becomes relevant the moment you receive unexpected medical news. This spring, both the Maryland house and senate passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act. However, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the bill, which he Read More

Pregnancy Discrimination FAQ

Pregnancy can be an exciting yet anxiety-inducing experience. When a woman is expecting a child, there are many things that must be done to properly prepare for the new baby. From buying a crib to prenatal appointments, there is a lot to think about. Worrying about your job security as a result of pregnancy discrimination is an unneeded stress for pregnant women to endure.The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) Read More