Protecting Your Rights As An Employee

"Power concedes nothing without a challenge. It never did and never will." — Frederick Douglass

Many issues in the workplace are about the abuse of power. Employers have a broad perception that they have all of the power in the employment relationship and that employees have none.

This is not the case. The attorneys at Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC, in Washington, D.C., represent people when the employment relationship has gone terribly wrong. Our clients may be experiencing harassment, discrimination or job termination. From our law office in Washington, D.C., we serve clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic states, including Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York.

Even if you are not covered by an employment contract, you have certain rights under state and federal laws. If your employer violates these rights, you may be entitled to remedies, including compensation.

  • To work in a workplace that is free from discrimination based on your age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or pregnancy
  • To work in a workplace that is free from sexual harassment
  • To be protected by state and federal laws such as the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • To be free from employer retaliation for exercising your rights

Unfortunately, employees face a minefield of complications when standing up for their rights. For example, some laws may not apply to small employers or to certain types of workers such as interns. There may be specific steps you need to take and time limits you need to observe to protect your rights. For these reasons and more, it's important to seek the counsel of an experienced employment law attorney before you take action.

Talk To An Employment Law Attorney

At Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC, in Washington, D.C., our attorneys are here to right the wrongs. To schedule consultation with a lawyer at our firm, please call 202-644-9935 or complete the contact form on this site.