Hagerstown Sexual Harassment Attorney

Find the right Sexual Harassment attorney in Hagerstown, MD

According to Maryland law, sexual harassment is defined as the unwanted conduct that is of a sexual nature, and includes both verbal advances and physical actions Sexual advances, creating a hostile work environment that is blatantly sexual in nature, and sexual advances are some of the more prevalent forms of sexual harassment amongst employers.

How does Maryland Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?

First, Hagerstown employers can be required to create company policies that specifically address sexual harassment in the workplace. These must be posted in a visible area such as a break room. Matters covered by such policies should include contact information used by employees to report incidents, handling procedures for claims, and corrective measures (in the event that a claim turns out to be successful).

Furthermore, federal and Maryland laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Hagerstown to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Additionally, under these laws, employers may not fire or retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.

How can a Maryland attorney help?

If you do not have any expertise in the applicable laws, it may be difficult to investigate and establish a claim involving sexual harassment. Federal investigators are often extremely overworked. Therefore, hiring a lawyer in Hagerstown may be the ideal way to ensure that your claim is filed within the deadlines specified by Maryland for sexual harassment matters.

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Life in Hagerstown

Hagerstown is the county seat of Washington County, located in the state of Maryland. It was founded in 1762 and has a population of about 40,000. It is the sixth largest city in the state and the largest city in the area known as Western Maryland. It is considered to be the industrial and commercial center of the greater Tri-State area, and is therefore locally known as "The Hub City".

Hagerstown received its reputation as a commercial nexus due to its heritage in the transportation industry, namely the railroad and airport industries. As a result today the city has several museums commemorating its rich beginnings, including the Train Museum. The city continues to promote development with the Neighborhoods 1st Program. The program encourages community improvement through participation in local government and planning.

Many unique events draw visitors and tourists throughout the year. For example, the city hosts fairs like Market in the Square, Colonial Family Fun Day, and Augustoberfest. Downtown Hagerstown is an ideal place for shopping, retail and recreation. It is also an excellent site to start a career, as many companies have made their home in the city.

Lawyers in Hagerstown typically practice in a wide range of legal fields and some specialize in particular areas of law. Hagerstown, Maryland lawyers usually file their claims at the Washington County District Court located in Hagerstown.

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