Employment Blog

The Spiggle Law Firm Launches 7-Step Self-Help Initiative on Wrongful Termination
Discrimination, In the News, Litigation

The founder of the Spiggle Law Firm, Tom Spiggle, has designed a 7-step self-help employment law program for workers who have been fired, or are afraid that they might be, to learn more about their options. The DIY video and...

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Tom Spiggle to Speak at the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association 2018 CLE Conference
Discrimination, In the News, Litigation

Tom Spiggle will join a list of notable speakers on Feb. 2, 2018 at the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA)’s 2008 CLE Conference at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Spiggle will join Christine Webber with Cohen Milstein and Alan...

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Tom Spiggle Joins Georgetown Panel to Discuss Impact of the Law on Gig Economy
Discrimination, In the News, Termination

January 25, 2017   Tom Spiggle joined a panel of speakers today at Georgetown Law as part of the “The Changing Nature of Low-Wage Work: How Automation & the Gig Economy Impact the Future of Work” event discussing the impact of employment...

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Jury Awards Transgender Professor $1.1 Million for Gender Discrimination
Discrimination

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), discrimination based on sex is illegal in most contexts, including the workplace. Specifically, Title VII states that an employer may not discriminate against an employee based on the...

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Chipotle Ordered to Pay Over $800,000 in Attorneys’ Fees After Losing Case
Discrimination, Is it worth it?

One of the biggest hurdles to a plaintiff in pursuing a lawsuit is the cost of doing so. Suing someone, especially a corporation, is never easy. Hiring an attorney is usually necessary to have a reasonable chance of succeeding. However,...

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A Warning to Discriminatory Bosses: The Effects of Pregnancy Don’t End at Birth
Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination

A federal court just sent a warning shot to bosses: the effects of pregnancy don’t end at birth. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which covers Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, affirmed a lower court holding that failing...

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A Table of Wrongful Termination and Other Employment Laws
Discrimination, Is it worth it?, Online damages calculator

If you’ve been using our online damages calculator to assess the potential value of your employment discrimination case, you might be wondering whether you can really recover what it says you can. Remember that the calculator cannot tell you whether...

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WJLA: Attorney-Private Employees May Be Fired if Spotted at White Nationalist Rally
Discrimination, In the News

August 16, 2017 When white nationalists marched with torches at the University of Virginia on Friday night, many did so without hiding their identities. Then a Twitter user called out one of the men later identified as Cole White, who was...

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Appellate Court Finds That Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Violates Title VII
Discrimination

Recognition of equal rights for gays and lesbians has made great strides in the past few years. For example, same-sex marriage is now legal in the United States, thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. However, the...

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