Employees have rights in Maryland. If you are fired for an illegal reason, demoted for an illegal reason, or otherwise lose out in violation of law, you should protect your rights. You should protect your pocketbook and well-being.
However the employment laws in the U.S. and Maryland employment laws that provide employee rights can be difficult to navigate. These laws, on the federal level, include The 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (1993 and as amended), The Americans for Disabilities Act (1990 and as amended), and a host of other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
If you take a stand to protect another employee’s rights, and suffer the consequences at work, you may have a retaliation claim. Retaliation as defined by law is illegal. You should not lose your job, or economic opportunity, lose a promotion, or hours or money, because you engage in what the law calls protected activity.
If you have a disability that requires the employer to provide a reasonable accommodation, you may have a protected right to that accommodation under The Americans for Disabilities Act (ADAAA, as amended). This requires a careful examination. The ADAAA does not require any employer to incur an “undue hardship” to help an employee with a disability who might be able to do the job.
You would be wise to seek a lawyer to help you understand and protect your employee rights.
The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is the federal agency tasked with protecting many workplace rights. In Maryland, you can turn to the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (“MCCR”). A link to the EEOC Web site, see here https://www.eeoc.gov/field/baltimore/, provides valuable information on various U.S. laws that protect employee rights.
Here at JM Blattner, LLC, our attorney Gregg H. Mosson, Esq., is well versed in employment law and protecting employee rights. He can help you seek justice and compensation for the illegal wrong.
Attorney Mosson practices regularly in Maryland state and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (“MCCR”), Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (“DLLR”), Baltimore City Community Relations Commission, and before other State administrative bodies. Let him bring these skills and experience to work for you.
Mr. Mosson brings a solutions-oriented approach and strategic thinking to help his clients succeed. His legal articles and scholarship have appeared in the University of Baltimore Law Review, Western State University Law Review, Maryland Bar Journal, and Trial Reporter of the Maryland Association for Justice.
He can help you understand your legal rights at a legal consultation. He can help you enforce those rights through legal representation. Let him use his experience to fight for you!