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Federal Employee Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney Maryland
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Our Federal Employee Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys in Maryland at the Federal Practice Group are able to draw cross-disciplinary expertise from the law firm’s complimentary practice groups, which include Federal Government Contracting, Federal Employment Law, Military Law, National Security Law/Security Clearance, International Dispute Resolution, and Appellate Law. As a result, our clients benefit from comprehensive legal representation in all legal actions involving the federal government, no matter the issue, the product or service supplied, or the agency.
At the Federal Practice Group, we specialize in providing a one-stop shop that simplifies complex legal problems regardless of forum, as our attorneys are familiar with federal administrative forums, military tribunals, and federal trial and appellate courts.
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If you are a federal employee who has been subjected to an adverse action or discriminated against, the federal employment law team at the Federal Practice Group can assist you in protecting your rights and career. Your most vital interests as a federal employee should be left in the hands of the dedicated and experienced federal employment attorneys who grasp the nuances of federal employment law.
Our federal employment attorneys regularly represent government employees at all federal agencies, nationwide and overseas, who are in need of legal assistance in matters including EEO complaints before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), adverse action or other appeals before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and whistleblower retaliation or other prohibited personnel practice complaints before the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC).
SECURE YOUR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS WITH OUR ATTORNEYS ON YOUR SIDE
Our federal government contracting attorneys specialize in providing legal expertise to our clients for bid protests, contract compliance, small business certifications and regulation and the intricacies of teaming agreements, joint venture agreements and partnership building inherent in subcontracting.
Our federal government contracts attorneys pride themselves on providing top-notch service to clients all over the world who have business with the U.S. federal government. Although technology allows many of our services to be offered from afar, certain situations necessitate the physical presence of an attorney at a given location. Our federal government contracts attorneys frequently travel to remote locations, such as Afghanistan, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar, when needed for a case. No matter the distance, our attorneys can assist with your government contracts issues.
SEASONED APPELLATE ATTORNEYS
The appellate attorneys at the Federal Practice Group understand the federal appeals process, whether in federal administrative forums (such as the Civilian or Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), the military appellate courts (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces or the different branches’ Courts of Criminal Appeals), U.S. Circuit Courts, or the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nearly every legal decision carries with it the possibility of an appeal. Our appellate practice attorneys are also skilled litigators who possess a keen ability to identify issues and advocate on your behalf.
INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Fully resolving an international dispute can be a difficult legal procedure due to the number of parties and laws intertwined in the process and the difficulty of enforcing judgments and awards when they are actually obtained.
The International Dispute Resolution practice at the Federal Practice Group delivers a full range of options for business and governmental disputes worldwide. Our attorneys provide arbitration assistance, representation in international arbitrations, litigation to enforce arbitral awards, and mediation. These Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques, such as mediation and arbitration may resolve legal conflicts without going to trial.
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Our team of national security law and security clearance attorneys have been handpicked to provide the most elite and comprehensive representation when your security clearance or national security job are at risk. They are intimately familiar with the legal adjudication process used by the government in screening employees for security clearances, and they have helped many individuals prepare for this process. Our attorneys have also helped employees fight when they are facing suspension or even revocation of their security clearances due to a variety of circumstances. At the Federal Practice Group, we are prepared to work diligently for the successful resolution of your security clearance matter.
MILITARY LAW EXPERTS
The military law attorneys at the Federal Practice Group have served as judge advocates in the military before entering private practice. If you are a service member who has been accused of a crime, you could face serious repercussions, and the military criminal defense and court- martial attorneys at the Federal Practice Group offer affordable, effective, and informed advocacy to stand by your side while you overcome this obstacle and protect your reputation.
The military law attorneys are also experts at court-martial appeals, administrative separation boards and Boards of Inquiries, and petitions to the Boards for Correction of Military or Naval Records and the Discharge Review Boards, where they have obtained successful results for many clients, helping those who served our country in uniform get their lives back on track.
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The attorneys at the Federal Practice Group are widely recognized for their superior legal advocacy in challenging the law. With more than a century of collective experience, our lawyers have represented clients locally and around the world in a wide range of legal matters, including federal employment law, military law, and immigration law, government contracting law, and international law. This experience allows the firm to defend clients facing serious charges or complex legal issues domestically or abroad.
Can a pregnant woman be discriminated against in the workplace?
Over the last decade or so, discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace has decreased, but it still happens. As a federal employment lawyer, we know of many cases that involve women being denied a job notification, terminated, or harassed because she became pregnant.
There are many laws to protect pregnant women in the workplace; such as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. Even so there are inequality problems in the workplace throughout the United States. In the last 5 years, nearly 31,000 complaints were filed in the country with both the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state-level fair employment agencies. The recorded complaints related to pregnancy spanned across all ages, races, and industries; suggesting that any woman could face discrimination while pregnant.
Common Types of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace:
A Job Modification is Denied
Most working pregnant women will be required to modify their daily routines and habits. For instance a pregnant woman may need to take frequent breaks more often than she did prior to becoming pregnant. This could require leniency on part of the employer in how many breaks she can take in a single workday. If an employer accommodates non pregnancy related disabilities, but refuses the needs of a pregnant women, it is a type of discrimination. Examples of modifications that a pregnant woman may request, or that could be denied may include:
- Being allowed to sit more at a job that requires standing
- Brining a water bottle to work
- Ceasing having to lift heavy options
- Taking more breaks than usual
- Being able to take more time off, especially in the third trimester
If a woman is not allowed to modify their working environment for the safety of herself and her growing child, both could face significant health concerns. Sometimes a woman will need to quit her job and go on bed rest in order to protect the unborn child.
A Woman Is Terminated
Women claiming they were terminated because of their pregnancy is the most common complaint of this type of workplace discrimination. An employer might claim the woman was unable to perform her duty as the reason for termination. However, she should be treated as someone who is temporarily disabled or injured. This means that taking vacation time or unpaid leave should be an option.
The Environment Becomes Uncomfortable or Hostile
Sometimes it is not the employer who discriminates against the pregnant women, but rather is an employer. For example, an employee might shame a pregnant coworker on a frequent basis because she is growing bigger. If the employer fails to stop this behavior, it may be harassment.
Are You Being Discriminated in the Workplace?
Pregnant women do have rights in the workplace and are protected by federal and state laws. If you are a pregnant woman who is being discriminated against at work, you should talk with a federal employment lawyer to learn about your rights and legal options. For a free consultation, call [law firm name].
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