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Have You Faced Discrimination or Harassment as a Federal Employee in Maryland?

If you have experienced discrimination or harassment as a federal employee, you must meet strict deadlines to preserve your rights. Speak with an experienced federal employment attorney to ensure you get the justice you deserve.

Protected Classes in the United States

Federal employees, applicants for employment, and former employees are protected from discrimination or harassment based on their:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation)
  • Age (older than 40)
  • National origin
  • Disability
  • Genetic Information
  • Past or present military service

What Is Considered Harassment?

Harassment, in itself, is a form of discrimination that is based on the classes above. By law, harassment is unlawful if it does any or a combination of the following:

  • Harassment turns into a condition of retaining employment
  • The work environment is abusive, hostile, or intimidating

Of course, the level of harassment must be such that any reasonable person may deem it harassment. Often, minor incidents or annoyances can be agitating, but they may not be considered unlawful conduct.

Harassment can be many things, such as intimidation, ridicule, offensive jokes, physical assaults and threats, and much more. Employers have a duty to take reasonable steps to prevent any forms of harassment in the workplace.

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Can I Be Fired for Filing a Claim?

Employers have a right to fire you for many reasons, but they cannot base any part of their decision on the fact that you filed a complaint of discrimination or harassment. In fact, not only can the employer not fire you, but they’re prohibited from doing any of the following because you filed a complaint:

  • Demoting you
  • Harassing you
  • Retaliating against you

Employers are notified of the complaint, and some employers may not follow the law. However, if they do fire, harass or retaliate against you in some way, this is also unlawful.

Filing a Workplace Harassment or Discrimination Claim as a Federal Employee in Maryland

Federal employees must pay close attention to the date of any discriminatory event. Under federal law, you must notify the proper agency personnel within 45 days of any discriminatory or harassing event. Missing this strict deadline means that you’ll lose your opportunity to file a discrimination claim.

Once you decide to take action, your case can take many different paths based on how your claims are alleged and whether you have legal representation or not. It is essential to contact a federal employment attorney to ensure your civil rights to be free from discrimination and harassment are protected.

File A Claim With A Maryland EEOC Lawyer

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When Is the Right Time to Call A Maryland EEOC Lawyer?

If you haven’t contacted an EEOC attorney yet, it’s time to do so now. We recommend that our clients contact us the moment they experience discrimination or harassment in the workplace. Early contact allows us to:

  • Advise you every step of the way
  • Represent your interests
  • Fight for the best possible resolution

Regardless of where you are in the process, we can help ensure that you get the justice you deserve.

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What Federal Law Protects Against Harassment?

Multiple laws protect against harassment, but the most commonly cited and enforced under the EEOC are:

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
What Is a Hostile Work Environment as a Federal Employee?

A hostile work environment is created when someone you interact with as part of your job subjects you to derogatory, abusive, or intimidating conduct based on your membership in a protected class.

Should I Hire a Lawyer for Discrimination?

Yes. If you believe that you’re a victim of employment discrimination, contact a lawyer immediately. Experience fighting discrimination is crucial to your case, and for most victims, this is their first time going through the process.

An experienced federal employment attorney can help ensure you get the justice you deserve when you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment.

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