Sunday, July 23, 2017

Maryland Electrical Workers’ Shocking Racial Discrimination Claim

Q: What constitutes racial discrimination in the workplace?

Despite Maryland laws, employment lawyers help employees take action regarding many different harassment- and discrimination-based workplace problems. They also help employers defend against meritless claims.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, national origin, and religion. Employees who possess these characteristics are considered members of a “protected class”.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Blowing the Whistle on Religious Discrimination

Q: Do I have to work on a religious holiday?

Employment lawyers know that despite state and federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, national origin, and religion, employees in these protected classes are still victims of discrimination. Sometimes employers don't discriminate overtly, but in other instances their actions may be harder to hide.

In addition, disparate impact discrimination --when an employer applies the same policy, rule or practice to every employee, but it has a disproportionately negative impact on employees who are members of a protected class-- can be hard to identify.
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