Maryland Workplace Harassment Attorneys
Workplace harassment is a form of discrimination that violates federal and Maryland civil rights and disabilities laws. If an employee is subjected to this type of harassment in the workplace, they may have a claim for compensation and other legal remedies against their employer.
Under the best of circumstances, an employer-employee relationship is one that is mutually beneficial and healthy, involving the performance of a specified series of services in exchange for payment of an agreed-upon wage.
The regrettable truth of the matter, is that such arrangements do not always go as expected, and employers refuse or fail to fulfill the terms of the agreement and engage in conduct that is prohibited by law.
If the relationship with your employer and workplace environment has taken a turn for the worse, and you feel you may be entitled to compensation, a Maryland employment lawyer can help. Call today to discuss your claim with an experienced employment lawyer with our firm.
What Is Workplace Harassment?
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines harassment as unwelcome conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or abusive work environment that is inescapable. This conduct can be verbal or physical, and includes behavior such as slurs, offensive jokes, threats, insults, offensive pictures or objects, assault, and interference with work.
Workplace harassment is generally defined as unlawful when it is directed toward a person who is a member of a protected class. Some of the examples of protected classes recognized by federal and Maryland law include: