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Seeking To End Sex Discrimination

At Passman & Kaplan, P.C., we believe that every individual — regardless of gender or sexual orientation — deserves a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. If you are a government employee, our law firm can advocate for you. We will carefully review your discrimination allegations and pursue the justice you deserve.

Since 1990, our respected employment law attorneys have been handling all types of gender-related workplace disputes. These include:

  • Preferential treatment for one gender only is a common form of discrimination. One example might be preferential hiring of male employees, even when female applicants have equal or greater qualifications. Another example might be paying male and female employees disparate wages for the same type of work.
  • Pregnancy discrimination is another form of gender discrimination. If your employer has treated you differently because of a pregnancy, or has denied you appropriate leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or you have been retaliated against for taking FMLA leave after the birth or adoption of your child, we can help.
  • Sexual harassment is another form of sex discrimination. We are vigorous advocates on behalf of employees suffering from a hostile work environment or from unwelcome sexual advances.
  • Sexual orientation discrimination For federal employees, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recognizes that discrimination against gays, lesbians, and transgendered people may be illegal discrimination based on sexual stereotyping. If you are the victim of this type of discrimination, let us put our legal skills to work for you.

Representing Federal Employees Worldwide

If you are a federal employee in the U.S. or overseas, our firm’s attorneys can represent you in the informal stages of your case, including attempts at early settlement through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), usually mediation. If your case needs to “go formal,” we can file your formal EEOC complaint and represent you in the agency-required investigation. Lastly, we can represent you in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hearing before an administrative judge.

In some cases, we may represent you in U.S. District Court, where your case may be decided by a federal judge or jury.

Representing Employees In D.C., Maryland, Virginia And West Virginia

Although our primary focus is on representing federal employees, we advocate for employees at every organizational level in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas. Whether you have been discriminated against in hiring, promotions or discipline, or have been the victim of sexual harassment or disability discrimination, our lawyers can help you navigate through the legal maze.

We encourage you to contact us today and schedule a consultation. Simply call our Washington, D.C., office at 866-533-7161.

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