Thatcher Law Firm
301-850-1246
Click Here to Email the Firm
View Our Practice Areas

May 2018 Archives

In 5-4 Split, US Supreme Court Approves Mandatory Arbitration

Thatcher logo.jpg"The policy may be debatable but the law is clear," wrote Justice Neil Gorsuch in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, a case testing whether employers can require employees to arbitrate wage and hour claims individually, as opposed to banding together in a class action.

Maryland Responds To #MeToo With New Legislation

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thatcher logo.jpgIn the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and subsequent explosion of media coverage on sexual harassment in various workplaces, Maryland's legislature has chosen to respond with new legislation. Effective October 1, 2018, the state's new sexual harassment law precludes employers from limiting any procedural or substantive rights of employees to file claims for sexual harassment or retaliation for reporting harassment in the workplace.

Does The ADEA Prohibit All Discrimination Against Job Applicants?

Thatcher logo.jpgThe Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against workers 40 and over. While the law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, it is unclear whether the ADEA prohibits a certain type of discrimination called "disparate impact" discrimination in hiring. One federal court ruled that it does not. Now, a second federal court has ruled the opposite.

Can A Maryland Employer Be Sued For Giving A Bad Reference?

Thatcher logo.jpgIf you have ever had to fire an employee, you may have wondered just what to say when the call comes asking for a reference for a prospective employer. Sometimes, it wouldn't be fair to withhold negative information from that employer. Are you opening yourself up to liability based on what you say?

What Does Age Discrimination Look Like? ProPublica Examines IBM

Thatcher logo.jpgRecently, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism newsroom ProPublica released a detailed analysis of massive personnel changes at IBM that it believes indicate age discrimination.

  • Super Lawyer Linda Hitt Thatcher
  • Washingtonian Top Lawyers
  • The Washingtonian | Washington's Top Lawyers 2017
  • Best Washingtonian 2015
  • Top Lawyers 2013
  • Washingtonian Top Lawyers 2011
  • The Washingtonian | Washington's Top Lawyers 2009
  • Washingtonian Top Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent

Thatcher Law Firm
7849 Belle Point Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Toll Free: 866-604-3882
Phone: 301-850-1246
Fax: 301-441-9602
Map & Directions