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Workplace Sexual Harassment Must be Combated both Before and After it Occurs

A recent New York Times expose on Sexual Harassment has confirmed what the attorneys at Lebau & Neuworth have consistently experienced throughout their extended careers: Women regularly fail to report Sexual Harassment in the workplace because of fear of retaliation.

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Lebau & Neuworth Files Lawsuit for Employment Discrimination Case against Verizon

Attorneys at Lebau & Neuworth filed a lawsuit against Verizon on behalf of a victim of employment discrimination by the company. In this case, our client worked for Verizon for nearly two decades as a cable splicing technician and was discriminated against because of his religion and retaliated against because he reported the discrimination.

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Discipline After Complaints Of Discrimination Can Establish Retaliation Claims

Recently in Williams v. Ricoh Ams., the Federal District Court in Virginia made an important ruling in favor of employees who exercise their rights under anti-discrimination statutes. In the case, Mr. Williams, a 58 year-old African American male, was successfully employed by the defendant employer, Ricoh Americas Corporation, for 13 years.

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Workplace Retaliation: A Review of How to Prove a Claim Against an Employer

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) has just issued Enforcement Guidance on workplace retaliation under federal employment discrimination laws. This Guidance provides an excellent review of what is necessary to prove a retaliation claim.

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Retaliation Under The False Claims Act: What An Employee Must Prove

Posted on August 29, 2016 in Employee Rights, Workplace Retaliation

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which includes Maryland, recently issued a decision that nicely sets forth what an employee must prove to establish she/he was retaliated against in violation of the False Claims Act.

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Maryland is Home of Landmark EEOC Sexual-Orientation Settlement

A Maryland-based employer will pay $202,200 and provide other equitable relief to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court for the District of Maryland, alleging sex discrimination based on sexual orientation. The lawsuit was one of the first claims filed in court by the EEOC alleging that a private employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by treating an employee differently because of his or her sexual orientation.​

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Employee Retaliation Claims: WE TOLD YOU SO

Posted on July 12, 2016 in Workplace Retaliation

In March 2014, Lebau and Neuworth stated in one of our blog postings:

“We have blogged in the past on the importance of always considering pursuing a retaliation claim with claims for employment discrimination. In addition, when being subjected to employment discrimination, one should also seriously consider complaining about the discrimination in order to obtain the protection of laws prohibiting retaliation. The Maryland federal court recently decided a case that is illustrative of the importance of seeking the protection of retaliation laws.”

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Employers Can’t Retaliate Against You For Asking About Wages

Posted on July 31, 2014 in Workplace Retaliation
A Maryland federal court this month reiterated that workers have a right to inquire about owed wages, regardless of whether they are right or wrong about the status of the wages. In Szrzecz v. Gibson Island Corp., the Court ruled that a security guard could sue over an employer's illegal “retaliation” against her for seeking owed wages, even though in the end, she was not owed anything. Read More

Faculty Member Vindicated in Case Against Johns Hopkins University

Posted on July 2, 2014 in Workplace Retaliation
After a week-long trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, a jury determined that Johns Hopkins University unlawfully retaliated against a Whiting School of Engineering professor, Rajesh Kumar, PhD, after he reported research misconduct to the university. Read More

Excellent Settlement in Maryland Disability Discrimination & Retaliation Case

Posted on May 17, 2014 in Disability Benefits, Workplace Retaliation
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently issued the following press release: Upper Chesapeake Health System to Pay $180,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit: Health Care System Unlawfully Fired Employee Because of Vision/Hearing Impairment and to Punish Her for Seeking Accommodation BALTIMORE Read More
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