Practice Areas

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Serving Employees in Maryland, Washington D.C. & Silver Spring

Unfortunately, many employers violate laws that protect employees when it comes to fair wages, keeping a safe work environment, and allowing employees the protections and benefits available to them under the law. Ignorance and greed are often to blame, as many companies intentionally try to take advantage of their workers by cutting corners to boost profits. This is an egregious violation of employees’ trust in their employers, and it can lead to severe financial hardship for workers. 

If you feel you have been taken advantage of, contact Melehy & Associates LLC online or call (301) 205-5276 to discuss your case during a case evaluation. Our lawyers can fight for your rights.

Our Clients Come First

  • "He is very intelligent and skilled at what he does. Omar listened to what I wanted to accomplish."
    Lorianne R.
  • "From the beginning to the end Melehy and Associates were kind, knowledgeable, and executed with urgency. This is honestly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had with an attorney."
    Tim C.
  • "I unequivocally recommend Omar Melehy. He is clearly a knowledgeable, skillful and seasoned attorney who cares about his clients."
    Kathy J.

We Fight for Our Clients’ Unlawfully Denied Wages

Employees have a right to be paid fairly for their work, and any employer who intentionally tries to cheat them out of their hard-earned wages should be held accountable. Our firm focuses on the following types of employment cases:

Denial of Sick Leave and FMLA Violations

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives eligible employees the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave per year for health and family reasons. This leave can be taken for the birth or adoption of a child, the serious illness of a family member, or the employee's own serious health condition. 

The FMLA also provides leave for employees who need to care for a family member with a serious health condition. While the leave is unpaid, employees are still entitled to their accrued vacation and sick time. In addition, employees can continue to participate in their employer-sponsored health insurance during their leave. The FMLA provides important protections for workers, allowing them to take the time they need to care for themselves and their families without fear of losing their jobs.

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Choose a Firm That Gets Results

  • $400,000 Whistleblower and False Claims Act Verdict

    The law firm’s client was awarded more than $400,000 in this False Claims Act (fraud on the government) whistleblower retaliation litigation in federal court following a three week jury trial.

  • $300,000 Wage and Hour Verdict

    The law firm received a judgement for $300,000 on behalf of 13 laborers, who performed carpentry work for the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.

  • $150,000 Disability Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate and Retaliation

    The law firm achieved a settlement of approximately $150,000 on behalf of a federal employee whose employer refused to grant her a reasonable accommodation of a work-at-home agreement.

The Right Firm Makes a Difference

  • Clear & Consistent Communication Every Step of the Process
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Each Client's Unique Situation
  • Legal Services Available in English & Spanish
  • Committed to Getting Clients As Close to 100% Relief as Possible
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Start With A Free Case Evaluation

Whether you have questions or you’re ready to get started, our legal team is ready to help. Complete our form below or call us at (301) 205-5276.

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