Employment Law

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

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

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

Non-Compete Agreement FAQ

All too often, prospective clients come to us after having signed a non-compete agreement with their current employer that has absolutely no protection for them if they decide to leave.  To the uninitiated, this may be shocking that really talented individuals would sign these extremely lopsided agreements without ever negotiating or demanding that their current employer put in place some protections for them if they Read More

Is Gattaca Here? What Every Employee Should Know About the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

Advances in science have made it possible to know much more about the internal workings of our genetic makeup. Genetic testing can provide not only information about family backgrounds and ancestry but has also shed important light on genetic causes of many different kinds of serious medical conditions. Unfortunately, with this additional information comes the potential for that information to be misused. To Read More

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