Employment laws in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding states are ever-changing, as such, it’s important to have dedicated attorneys ready to take any legal action that you require. Tully Rinckey’s team of dedicated labor and employment law attorneys have practiced in D.C. for many years and understands the complex nuances of employment laws that apply to employees and employers throughout the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Labor and Employment Attorneys in Washington, D.C. and Maryland
At Tully Rinckey, our team of labor and employment law attorneys will help you understand your rights and responsibilities in the workplace. We will firmly and fervently defend your rights under the authorities of state and federal laws including but not limited to:
- Paid Sick Leave
- DC Family and Medical Leave Act
- DC Human Rights Law
- DC’s Wage Payment and Collection Law
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
Our attorneys have extensive experience in litigating cases before the Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO), as well as defending cases during litigation and arbitration. We not only have the capacity to represent both employees and employers before state labor boards and other administrative entities, but we also represent corporate clients and institutions in legal matters brought in federal and state courts.
Our Practice Areas
Our extensive labor and employment litigation experience serves as the foundation upon which we provide advice and assistance to assist our clients in resolving workplace challenges including the full range of employment concerns. Some of our most popular practice areas of law include:
- Sexual harassment;
- Quid pro quo;
- Wrongful discharge/wrongful termination;
- Family leave and reasonable accommodations;
- Pregnancy discrimination; and
- School districts and grievances.
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Following the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), new workplace accommodations for pregnant workers are now in place. This statute introduces a new class of qualifying employees who were previously not entitled to reasonable accommodations caused by the effects of pregnancy. The PWFA is a vital safeguard for pregnant workers and is applicable to all federal and state entities with more than 15 employees.
Please visit our subpage on the subject here to discover more about what reasonable accommodations employers might provide, what additional federal and state laws might apply to pregnant employees, or what legal options you might have if you experienced pregnancy-related discrimination.
Know Your Rights as an Employee in Washington, D.C. and Maryland
You have the freedom to report workplace practices that go against the law as an employee without fear of facing repercussions. You shouldn't be afraid to report your harasser if you experience harassment or discrimination at work. Take control of your life at work by arming yourself with a knowledgeable Washington, D.C. and Maryland, employment lawyer.
There are multiple legally protected statuses that can apply to employment-related difficulties, which can take many different shapes. Hiring an attorney who thoroughly understands the complexity of employment law and who can work with you through the phases of an employment dispute may be your best option for resolving your situation.
Assisting Businesses Throughout Washington, D.C. and Maryland
Our Washington, D.C., employment lawyers represent employers in crafting benefit plans, developing policies and communications, and resolving employee claims. We’re committed to your enterprise and staff’s well-being by handling employment situations promptly and in confidence.
We represent employers in numerous matters before regulators and in court. We handle employee complaints thoroughly and seek to find a solution that works best for all involved.
Our Washington, D.C. and Maryland, employment lawyers are here to address your needs and craft fair and effective solutions for you and your employees. We do so informally where possible but are prepared to defend your position in state and federal courts in the District of Columbia while maintaining confidentiality and discretion at all times.