Employment Law

Washington DC Employment Law

Employment attorneys Jay Holland and Timothy Maloney provide employees and employers throughout the Washington, DC, area and the state of Maryland with representation in a wide range of employment law matters. The lawyers have focused on employment issues for nearly twenty years and are widely recognized for their accomplishments in the field. If you would like to arrange a consultation, please contact our Greenbelt firm, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA.

Employment contract review and negotiationsbackground1
The lawyers draft, review, and negotiate terms of executive employment contracts on behalf of employees, including agreements not to compete, wage and benefit provisions, trade secret agreements, and severance agreements, seeing that the contracts are in compliance with the law and that the agreements provide our clients with the best terms possible.

Attorneys Holland and Maloney recently represented a group of sixty-four firefighters that were offered positions within Prince Georges County only to have the positions rescinded. Utilizing a novel theory of law, we obtained an injunction to prevent this from happening. In an unprecedented move, the County was forced to hire all sixty-four people.


Employee claims under state and federal law
The attorneys represent employees in claims against their employers, providing thorough investigation of the claims, representation before administrative agencies, and aggressive litigation in all levels of state and federal courts. Not every unfair situation entitles the victim to an employment claim. If you have been the victim of an illegal act or omission, including those mentioned below, and have suffered emotional or economic loss as a result please contact our office to arrange a case review by Mr. Holland or Mr. Maloney.

  • Discrimination based on race, age, gender, pregnancy, disability, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or creed
  • Sexual harassment, including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other sexual conduct by a supervisor, or, if the coworker is the harasser, continues after the employer has been notified
  • Retaliation, including wrongful termination or failure to advance an employee who has filed a complaint of sexual harassment or discrimination or who has filed a whistleblower claim under the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act
  • Qui tam litigation representing employees of government contractors in whistleblower actions to expose fraud on the part of their employers (We represent clients throughout the United States in qui tam cases. Contact our office for a free consultation.)
  • Employee class action suits regarding wage and hour violations

Whether you require the counsel of an attorney as you negotiate terms of employment or your situation has become critical and requires that a suit be filed, we encourage you to address the issue as soon as possible to ensure you receive the best outcome possible. Our Maryland employment lawyers, well-versed in both state and federal employment law, work diligently to protect the positions of our clients. For more information about the rights of employees in the workplace, please see our Employment Law Practice Center and Employment Law News


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