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Employment Lawyers in Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring

The contemporary workplace is governed by a variety of federal, state and local laws that are designed to protect employees from discrimination and harassment. Nonetheless, violations of workers' rights remain far too common and enforcing those rights can be a daunting challenge for employees. When disputes arise, many businesses often have an unfair advantage because they are armed with teams of attorneys and human resources professionals.

Robert Baror, as an employment lawyer, routinely fights for the rights of aggrieved employees in a wide range of industries. Our experienced legal team is well versed in an array of employment laws and offers each client vigorous representation. We are dedicated to leveling the playing field and eradicating discrimination and harassment from the workplace, one person at a time.

Discrimination Based on Race, Color, National Origin, and Religion

Although the Country has made great strides toward equality and justice, race continues to be a divisive factor in our society. Moreover, people are increasingly being targeted for the way in which they worship or because of their ancestry. However, state and federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, national origin, and religion.

Despite these laws, employees who are members of these protected classes face discrimination every day. When employees are victims of these forms of discrimination, employers often attempt to hide their motives and don't engage in overt discrimination.  Our team is dedicated to rooting out discrimination, ensuring that all workers are treated fairly, and helping them obtain the compensation they deserve.

Discrimination Based on Sex, Gender, Sexual and Gender Identity

Today, women have made gains in the workplace, but many employment settings are still dominated by men and gender discrimination continues to be a roadblock. Equally qualified women are often not promoted to leadership roles solely due to their gender. In many workplaces, men also routinely make more money than women for performing the same jobs. The Baror Law Firm earned recognition for successfully championing equal rights for women who have been targets of gender-based employment discrimination. 

Despite rulings by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and numerous state laws protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, they are often victims of employment discrimination. Regardless of whether employers are supposedly “uncomfortable” with these individuals or mistakenly believe that treating them differently is acceptable, it is illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We are committed to fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ community.

Age Discrimination

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discriminating against any employee or job applicant who is 40 years of age or older. This means that an individual's age cannot be used as a factor in any employment decision. Despite these protections, workplace discrimination against older workers is common. Many employers assume that younger workers are high energy, more technologically sophisticated, and innovative. Because of this perception, their older colleagues are often passed over for promotions, terminated, or ridiculed because of their age. Our legal team has a proven track record of advocating for victims of age discrimination and helping then obtain just compensation. 

Disability Discrimination

 More than two decades have passed since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted. This is a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based on disability. Moreover, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to enable qualified disabled persons to fulfill their job-related duties. If you have a disability, whether for a physical or mental condition, you may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation such as a transfer, a flexible work schedule, leave from work, or the removal of non-essential duties from your job requirements. Our team has helped many disabled workers obtain accommodations and recovered compensation for those who have been fired, harassed or discriminated against because of a disability. 

Pregnancy Discrimination

Discrimination against pregnant women or those who plan to have children is a violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. This law forbids discrimination against  any aspect of employment. Employers are also required to treat pregnant women who are temporarily unable to perform their jobs no differently than other temporarily disabled employees. Despite these protections, many employers still believe they can terminate women because of the supposed inconvenience of their pregnancy. If the terms or conditions of your job are altered or you are terminated because of your pregnancy, our team will vigorously advocate for you and help you obtain meaningful compensation.

Family Responsibility Discrimination

Being a parent is a wonderful experience but one that also poses numerous challenges, particularly in finding an illusive “work-life balance.” Unfortunately, employers often unfairly target workers who have parental and other family responsibilities. Family responsibilities discrimination is a form of discrimination based on how those with family care giving duties are perceived and treated. At times, an employer may assume that new parents, often the mothers, may not be committed to their jobs. Similarly, a worker who is caring for an aging parent may face similar stereotypes.   

While federal law does not specifically protect these workers from adverse employment actions, Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act, and state laws can be leveraged to protect those with family responsibilities. If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your familial status or duties, our team will fight to protect your rights. We routinely assist those with family responsibilities obtain the compensation and benefits they deserve, including a potential accommodation for their family needs.

Sexual Harassment

Unfortunately, sexual harassment is still prevalent in many workplaces. One type of sexual harassment, referred to as "quid pr quo," occurs when an employer demands sexual favors in return for a job, raise, or promotion or any other employment benefit. Employees may also be disciplined, fired or given a poor performance evaluation for rejecting a sexual advance.  

In addition, employees can also be exposed to a pattern of unwanted sexual behavior, comments or visual displays that created a distressing atmosphere or a "hostile work environment." While women are more likely to be targets of sexual harassment, men can be harassed as well, and same-sex harassment is also forbidden. Our team has successfully litigated many high-profile sexual harassment cases and can help you obtain just compensation.

 

Robert Baror, as an employment lawyer, serves discrimination and harassment clients throughout Maryland, including Bethesda, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, and Rockville. For more information please feel free to give us a call at 301.812.4546 or fill out the contact form on the side of the page. 



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