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How do I choose a top sexual harassment lawyer in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia?

Experienced and Effective Sexual Harassment Attorneys: Serving Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia

We are committed to recovering the maximum damages available for victims of sexual harassment and holding the perpetrators accountable.  Our team of seasoned attorneys are ready to fight for you and go the distance.  To learn more about your rights, download our free ebook Sexual Harassment Survival Guide for Employees.

If you have suffered sexual harassment, call us for a free confidential consultation at (202) 769-1681, or email us by clicking here.

Before hiring a sexual harassment attorney, ask some key questions to find out their experience representing discrimination victims, their track record, and their approach to working with clients.

Hiring a Sexual Harassment Attorney: Experience Matters

There are many federal and state laws that offer protection and relief for victims of sexual harassment.  It is critical to hire an experienced attorney who is well-versed in navigating the maze of statutory and common law remedies available to harassment victims.  Sex harassment plaintiffs also need an attorney who can formulate an effective strategy to overcome the pitfalls that can sink a harassment case.

In sum, it is critical to hire a firm with the knowledge and experience required to maximize your recovery.  Some aspects of our experience that set us apart include:

  • Eric Bachman, Chair of the Firm’s Discrimination Practice, has substantial experience litigating precedent-setting employment cases.  His wins include a $100 million settlement in a disparate impact Title VII class action and a $16 million class action settlement against a major grocery chain.  Having served as Special Litigation Counsel in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and as lead or co-counsel in numerous jury trials, Bachman is ready to fight for you to obtain the relief that you deserve.
  • Eric Bachman and Jason Zuckerman served in senior positions at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency charged with enforcing prohibited personnel practices in the government.
  • U.S. News and Best Lawyers® have named Zuckerman Law a Tier 1 firm in Litigation – Labor and Employment in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
  • Jason Zuckerman was selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® in the category of employment law (2011-2017), and selected by his peers to be listed in SuperLawyers (2012 and 2015-2017) in the category of labor and employment law.  is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, based largely on client reviews, and rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell based on peer reviews.

Eric Bachman is frequently quoted in the media about the rights of victims of harassment and workplace discrimination, including in these recent articles:

Click below to hear Eric Bachman’s tips for combatting sexual harassment and lessons learned from his extensive experience litigating discrimination cases.

 

 

Retaining a Sexual Harassment Lawyer: Service Matters

Sexual harassment victims deserve a compassionate advocate who will focus on their unique objectives and provide the highest level of customer service.  Before hiring an attorney, investigate the lawyer’s ratings and reputation. This may include reviewing their Avvo rating, Martindale Hubbell Peer Review rating, client testimonials, awards, and other recognitions.

You should also assess the attorney’s responsiveness. If an attorney takes a considerable amount of time to respond to an inquiry about representation, you should expect the same (if not longer) response time if you hire that attorney.  The success or failure of a claim can hinge on timing.

We are proud of our commitment to exceptional client service, including our prompt response to all client inquiries, and recently Avvo awarded one of our attorney its Client Choice Award based on client reviews.  The following review was provided by a former client:

“When I sought out a DC-based attorney to represent me, I expected a competent attorney who would get me through my sexual harassment lawsuit. What I didn’t expect was to find someone like Jason: a truly outstanding attorney who made me feel like a priority, paid close attention to detail, and brought enormous expertise to the table. I chose to hire Jason to represent me after consulting seven other lawyers — and from day one, Jason was the only one who it clear that he actually cared about me and my case. I cannot be happier that I chose Jason. He represented me with professionalism and fearlessness every step of the way. Jason always made me feel like a priority, even though he was busy with other cases/clients simultaneously. He never rushed me or pressured me, and kept me “in the loop” the entire time while we were dealing with the opposing side.”

Selecting a Sex Harassment Law Firm: Know Your Rights

Although we have a laser-sharp focus on preparing our client’s cases for trial, we also take the time to ensure that our clients know their rights and options.  Recently we published a free Sexual Harassment Survival Guide for Employees.

We also offer this FAQ to provide an overview of the key legal issues that often arise in sexual harassment cases.

  1. Can an employer be held liable for customer sexual harassment?
  2. What damages or remedies are available for victims of sexual harassment?
  3. What is a hostile work environment?
  4. Can a single incident of harassment suffice to establish liability?
  5. How do I prove my workplace is a hostile work environment?
  6. What is quid pro quo harassment?
  7. What is workplace sexual harassment?
  8. In a sexual harassment case, does it matter if it is a supervisor versus a co-worker who is harassing me?
  9. Who is a “supervisor” in sexual harassment cases?
  10. How can employees combat harassment at work?
  11. What is the deadline for filing a sex harassment or retaliation claim?
  12. What type of retaliation is prohibited against an employee who reports unlawful discrimination or harassment?
  13. Is an employer prohibited from retaliating against an employee because the employee reported harassment?
  14. What is an employer’s affirmative defense in a sex harassment case?
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Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.

Eric Bachman litigates employment discrimination, including "glass ceiling," claims as well as whistleblower retaliation cases. He is Chair of the discrimination and retaliation Practices at Zuckerman Law. Previously, Bachman served as Special Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and Deputy Special Counsel for Litigation and Legal Affairs with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.