Maryland employers have a significant amount of power and it seems that the law is always in their favor but Maryland employees are entitled to certain rights as well. Employers are not allowed to violate any employment laws that have already been established. If you find yourself in any type of employment dispute, the employment attorneys at Cohen|Harris are here to help you. Our team will review your case in order to determine if any employment laws were violated. If so, our employment attorneys will work with you to help move your case forward and protect you during what can be a difficult time for you and your family.
If you feel like your employment contract has been violated in any way or if you are experiencing something in the workplace that makes you uncomfortable, you may be able to pursue legal action against your employer. Unfortunately, many employees are taken advantage of because they are unaware of their employer’s obligations under Maryland employment law. The employment law team at Cohen|Harris is here to assist and protect you when those obligations are not met. Below is a list of some of the most common ways employers violate the rights of their employees:
- Wage & Hour Claims
- Have you been denied overtime pay after working more than 40 hours in a workweek? If your employer fails to pay overtime or minimum wage, you can take legal action.
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual harassment is defined, by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as unwelcome sexual advances, request for favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
- Age Discrimination
- Employees may not discriminate against employees the age of 40 or older based on age. If you have been discriminated because of your age you have the right to take legal action against your employer.
- Gender Discrimination
- Gender discrimination cases are not simple but Cohen|Harris is here to help you through the process and make sure the proper steps are taken. Gender discrimination includes any biased act “based on gender identity or sexual orientation.”
- Government Employee Issues
- Whether you are a state, federal, or city agency, government employees have certain rights that their employers must respect. Unfortunately, having the regulations in place to protect employees does not mean that the employer is in compliance with those regulations. One of our employment attorneys are here to assist and make sure your rights are enforced to protect you.
- Wrongful Termination
- Maryland employers have the right to hire and fire employees at will, however they are not allowed to fire employees for discriminatory reasons or reasons that go against public policy. If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated our team will help hold your employer responsible for their actions.
- Disability Discrimination
- The Americans with Disabilities Act has been working for more than 25 years to protect individuals from employment discrimination. Have you been denied employment, fired, or denied a promotion because of a mental or physical disability? We are here to help you fight for your employee rights.
- Workplace Retaliation
- Were you a victim of workplace retaliation after declaring your employee rights? Some forms of retaliation could be anything from getting fired or demoted to threats and verbal abuse.
- Employment Contracts
- Contracts between an employer and an individual is very important to have, it sets standards, regulations and hold both parties responsible. If you feel your employer isn’t abiding by anything stated in your employment contract, give us a call and we will help protect you.
Employees bear the burden of figuring out their rights during employment disputes, so it is very important to hire an experienced attorney to handle your case properly sooner as opposed to later. Contact Cohen|Harris today at 888-585-7979 so that we can help you evaluate the strength of your case!