Everyone deserves to work in an environment where they can be their best and feel their best. Workspaces function at their optimal level when each employee feels valued and respected, and where everyone can contribute their unique talents and gifts in a positive, encouraging environment. Unfortunately, not all workplaces are like this. While we understand that everyone won’t necessarily be at their “best” every day, it is not too much to expect the opportunity to work in an environment free of illegal discrimination.
If you live in the Columbia area and you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination in your workplace, the experienced, knowledgeable team at Smithey Law Group can help. Conversely, if you are an employer and you believe that you have been unjustly accused of discrimination, or if you are simply seeking to develop preventative workplace policies that can help to discourage discrimination from occurring in the first place, we can help you as well.
What Is Workplace Discrimination?
Without question, the law can be complex. But what all employers and employees should know is that there are both federal laws and Maryland state laws that protect employees and prohibit employers from discriminating against employees who fall into a number of different protected classes, including age, disability, genetic status, marital status, national origin, race, sex, and sexual orientation – just to name a few. There are multiple statutes that offer these protections and apply to employers in a number of ways, depending upon the particular circumstances involved.
While an attorney can help guide you toward a more thorough understanding of the law itself, it is important to know that employers who commit discrimination can face a number of consequences, including financial liability. On the other side of the coin, employees and applicants who have been discriminated against may be entitled to financial compensation and restitution under the law for the harm caused by the employer. To understand your rights and responsibilities more thoroughly, it is essential to seek counsel from an attorney, like the team at Smithey Law Group, that understands the legal complexities involved.
Have You Been Discriminated Against?
In our society today, we have, in some ways, made valuable strides toward reducing discrimination. Unfortunately, plenty of it still exists. While we all deserve to be valued for who we are and for what makes us unique, this is simply still not the reality in many workplaces today. To be discriminated against is painful and difficult. When and if this happens to you, you should not feel that you are without recourse. If you believe that you have been the victim of illegal discrimination in your workplace, call us. Together, we can look closely at your circumstances, talk about your goals, and create a strategy to best pursue and protect your rights. There are a number of avenues available to seek a legal remedy, depending upon your circumstances. Together, we will find the solution that fits your needs. At Smithey Law Group, we would be honored to represent you as you work toward achieving that fulfilling and healthy work experience that you deserve.
Have You Been Accused of Discrimination?
Without question, all claims of discrimination should be thoroughly and seriously considered. While many (and in fact most) claims are valid, the truth of the matter is that some claims are, in fact, falsely made. In these cases, a defense is deserved. At Smithey Law Group, we have the experience and knowledge to provide that defense on your behalf. In other circumstances, you may be an employer who is interested in taking preventative measures. Perhaps you have a healthy work environment and you wish to keep it that way. If so, we applaud you, and would be honored to work with you to provide legal advice for the implementation and development of workplace policies that discourage discrimination and other negative unwanted behaviors.
We Are Here for You
Attorney Joyce Smithey and the team at Smithy Law Group are seasoned experts in the field of employment discrimination law. We understand the intricacies of the law, and we understand the best strategies to employ in order to seek the results that you deserve. We are a proud part of the Columbia community, and we pride ourselves on our reputation for providing only the highest quality representation to our clients. We have worked hard to achieve excellence in our field, and we would be honored to put that experience to work on your behalf. Please call us today. We look forward to hearing your story and to learning what we may be able to do to protect your rights under the law. We look forward to speaking with you soon.