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Employment Discrimination Archives

GEL Client Prevails on Employment Discrimination Claim

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.

Lawsuit filed over recruitment ads on Facebook

According to a lawsuit recently filed by a labor union for the communications industry, Amazon, T-Mobile and Cox Communications all placed age limits on their Facebook recruitment ads. The complaint states that the practice of limiting who can see the recruitment ads based on a person's age amounts to age discrimination.

How to spot if you are being discriminated against in the office

Just because you work in a federal office doesn't mean you will be free from workplace discrimination. There are still discrimination issues that arise in federal places of employment. You need to know how to spot these issues so you can take proper legal action against those causing the discrimination in Silver Spring.

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