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Nationwide Employment Discrimination Attorneys

Employment discrimination may occur subtly. You may have been passed over for a promotion or discovered a significant disparity in financial awards. Over time, a pattern seems to emerge. You may notice that other members of minority groups or women are finding it difficult to advance within your department, or that certain people never seem to get hired for specific jobs.

Since 1990, Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Attorneys at Law Link to Firm Overview, has been committed to helping employees fight for workplace equality. We focus on advocating for federal, state, municipal and private sector clients in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, nationwide and worldwide.

If you suspect discrimination on the part of your federal agency or private sector employer, contact Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Attorneys at Law, in Washington, D.C.

What Constitutes Employment Discrimination?

Federal law makes it illegal to discriminate against an employee or a job applicant in any way, including in hiring, firing, layoffs, terms of employment, ability to advance, or any work privilege based on:


Some state and local laws expand these protections to include discrimination based on sexual orientation or other factors of identity, even appearance. Collective bargaining agreements or organizational policies can create additional contract rights to protect from employment discrimination.

Protecting Employees With Discrimination Complaints

Whether you are a government employee or work for a private enterprise, our federal law attorneys can help. Together, we will review your employment discrimination allegation and make sure all necessary steps are taken as we pursue your case.

If you are a federal employee, we can represent you in the informal stages, including attempts at early settlement through mediation. If your case needs to "go formal," we can file your complaint and represent you in the agency-required investigation and 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. We educate federal employees on the complaint procedures unique to those working within a federal agency.

If you are a private sector employee in DC, Maryland or Virginia, we can begin by assisting you in filing a complaint with your employer. If your employer does not make an adequate attempt to resolve your complaint, we can help you file a complaint with the EEOC or the appropriate state or local government agency.

Because of the time-sensitive nature of filing such cases, our federal employment lawyers will keep in close contact with you to ensure timely and correct filing.

Contact Our U.S. Federal EEOC Claim Lawyers Today

For more information on our employment discrimination practice, contact us online or call 202-789-0100 to meet with a highly skilled federal EEOC claim attorney. Clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia are welcome to schedule a consultation at our law office located in Washington, D.C. We also offer long-distance consultations for federal employees nationwide and abroad.

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