The 2nd U.S. Circuit of Appeals has weighed in on the issue of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The court ruled 10-3 that such discrimination violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Maryland General Assembly, under sponsorship of Delegate Aruna Miller, issued Gilbert Employment Law partners Gary Gilbert and Stephanie Herrera, and of-counsel, Joe Gebhardt, citations in recognition for their advocacy and achievements on employment related issues. Specifically, the Maryland General Assembly recognized Mr. Gilbert, Ms. Herrera, and Mr. Gebhardt for "skillfully bringing [their] talents to serve a diverse range of clients with wide-ranging needs in employment and labor law." The Maryland General Assembly also recognized Ms. Herrera for "being named a Maryland 2018 Rising Star". The awards were presented by Delegate Miller on January 15, 2018. Delegate Miller is a member of the House Appropriations Committee where she is Chair of the Oversight Subcommittee on Personnel, a leading committee on personnel and employment issues.
There are many regulations in place that were specifically created to protect workers from exploitation. These laws can be quite complex and difficult to understand. Therefore, it is important that as a worker you become empowered and know what you are entitled to, as well how to report wage violations effectively.
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is in place to create and enforce protections for employees. One of the standards in place is the protection of employees from retaliation from their employer. This means that in many circumstances, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against their employee.
Sometimes an individual discovers that a business or entity is partaking in an action that is committing fraud against the government. This individual has no legal obligation to file a lawsuit in regard to this if only a passive observer, and, in the process, may incur legal costs.
You've heard that a company can't fire a worker in retaliation, and that's true. However, it only applies when that retaliation was for an activity that is legally protected.