Federal and state laws protect workers from retaliation if they file a complaint or become a whistleblower. Far too often, however, workers who assert their rights are retaliated against.
With rare exceptions, employees cannot be terminated because of a medical condition or the medicines that they take for it. Employers are required to make “reasonable accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for such situations.
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.
Gilbert Employment Law, P.C. is proud to announce that Partner and Senior Counsel Daniel A. Katz is a recipient of a 2018 Visionary Award from the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA).
Many recent graduates entering the workforce are often told their lack of experience is a deterrent in getting a job in their desired industry. While they may possess the proper education and a solid theoretical understanding of the field, employers may be reluctant to train an applicant from scratch who has no practical experience. Increasingly, even job descriptions listed as “entry-level” require a few years of work experience.
On January 5, 2018, the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) issued a decision in favor of Maria Fuentes, represented by Gilbert Employment Law, P.C. and found that Vador Ventures, Inc. d/b/a Total Quality Building Services ("Total Quality"), violated the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014 ("PPFWA") when it prohibited Ms. Fuentes from returning to the workplace after she requested an accommodation related to her pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions. DOES awarded Ms. Fuentes full backpay and reasonable attorneys' fees and ordered Total Quality to pay a $3,000 penalty to the Pregnant Workers Protection Fund.
You’re able to apply for federal disability retirement while still employed and up to one year after you’ve stopped working for the federal government. Here’s some questions and answers about disability retirement basics.
If you have witnessed a deliberately false invoice or other claim submitted to the government as a contractor you are potentially eligible for more than just protection. In some cases, you may be entitled to some of the funds recovered from a civil fraud prosecution.
Sometimes, people use the term "hostile work environment" in reference to nearly any unpleasant work situation: A rude boss, obnoxious coworkers, an unpleasant office or lack of benefits. It's true that these issues can make a work environment very undesirable, but they do not necessarily meet the legal definition of a hostile environment.