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Melehy & Associates LLC

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Employment Law
The employment lawyers of Melehy & Associates have extensive experience handling labor and employment law cases, primarily on behalf of employees from Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, and Charles Counties in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our employment discrimination attorneys have distinguished themselves by successfully litigating claims arising from employment discrimination based on race, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and pregnancy. The law firm also regularly represents employees who are not paid their wages, overtime wages, or prevailing wage. The employment attorneys of Melehy & Associates also handle claims under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), various whistleblower protection laws, False Claims Act (fraud on the government), and common law wrongful termination claims.

Melehy & Associates labor lawyers and employment attorneys provide exceptional representation in all types of employment litigation throughout Maryland (including Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, Howard, and Charles Counties) and Washington, D.C. Melehy & Associates have experience handling cases that involve:
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Breach of Employment Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) administrative hearings for federal employees
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work
  • False Claims Act (fraud on the government)
  • Federal, State, and Municipal Employment Law
  • Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB - Federal Employees)
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Retaliation
  • Security Clearances
  • The Family Medical Leave Act, (FMLA)
  • Wage and Hour Disputes
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination

On default judgments:

When it comes processing and investigating EEO complainants, federal agencies have strict deadlines, with serious consequences if they do not meet them. For example, if you contact the EEO office of a federal agency about discrimination, the office must issue a notice of right to file a formal written complaint within 30 days or your contact, unless you agree to extend the deadline. Likewise, a federal agency must complete an investigation of an EEO Complaint within 180 days of the date you file a formal written complaint of discrimination. If your agency fails to do any of these things by the deadline, you may be eligible to receive a default judgment from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).

A default judgment is essentially an easy victory against the federal government without a trial or hearing. These violations occur frequently in the following agencies: Department of the Army; Department of the Air Force; the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”); Department of Defense; and the Department of Health and Human Services. If you are a federal employee and your agency has failed to process your complaint within 30 days or delayed investigation of your complaint, you should contact an attorney.

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Melehy & Associates labor and employment attorneys serve workers from the throughout Maryland (including Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, and Charles Counties) and Washington, D.C. To arrange for a consultation with one of our law firm's labor and employment lawyers, please contact our office today. All calls to our law firm are confidential. We look forward to assisting you. Call (301) 587-6364 or email us at inquiries@melehylaw.com.