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Failure to Renew Employment Contracts Can Be Wrongful Termination

Recently, the Court of Special Appeals held that failing to renew an employment contract may create a wrongful termination claim under Maryland law. This is an important case for contractual employees in Maryland because it reminds employers that they can potentially be held liable for failing to renew employment contracts for reasons that violate Maryland’s public policy, including because of race, sex, disability or in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim.

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Job Transfers that Affect Career Opportunities Could be Unlawful Retaliation

Posted on September 21, 2018 in Employee Rights, Employment Law, Workplace Retaliation

Lodging a justified complaint at work should not result in an undesired reaction from an employer, such as being transferred to another department.

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Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims In The #MeToo Era

Over the past year, the #MeToo movement has cast a spotlight on the realities of sexual harassment in the United States and has changed how allegations of sexual harassment are treated.

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Reporting Harassment in the Workplace is Seldom an Easy Thing to Do

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, undoubtedly with good intentions, has issued a short web posting: “What to Do if You Believe You Have Been Harassed at Work.”

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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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