Employment Blog

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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LinkedIn: Following the ‘Pence Rule’ in the Workplace Will Get You Sued
In the News, Sexual Harassment

November 28, 2017 In the wake of ongoing sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood, Congress and the media, some male bosses are thinking of adopting what is known as the “Pence Rule.” Common among evangelical Christians, the rule is based on the practices of...

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Law Crossing: 5 Steps to Fighting Sexual Harassment within Law Firms
In the News, Sexual Harassment

November 16, 2017 In early October of 2017, The New York Times published a damning article about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and his long history of sexual harassment. The story seemingly opened a floodgate where women came forward to share...

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The Washington Post Express: So You’re Pregnant. How do you Tell Your Boss?
In the News, Pregnancy Discrimination

November 15, 2017 Still, be careful about sharing your secret with any co-workers before letting your boss know. Pregnancy discrimination is still an issue women contend with, and if your boss gets wind that you’re pregnant, it can lead to...

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Tom Spiggle Moderates D.C. Bar’s LPM Community Big Law Series: Big Law and Babies
In the News

November 1, 2017 Tom Spiggle served as the moderator at today’s D.C. Bar’s LPM Community Big Law Series: Big Law and Babies. He joined a panel of speakers in discussing how to raise a family while maintaining a career at...

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Enterprise Magazine: Workplace Navigator-Are Bigoted Workers Entitled to Protections
In the News

October 30, 2017  Those fired may argue that they are the ones being unfairly targeted; the former Google employee has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board arguing that his rights were violated. But, the NLRB notes, its...

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Daily Press: After #Metoo Goes Viral, an Increased Focus on Harassment in the Workplace
In the News, Sexual Harassment

October 23, 2017 According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2,945 charges were filed in Virginia in fiscal year 2016. Of those, 1,069 charges were on the basis of race, and 881 on sex. That number doesn’t reflect the volume...

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Tom Spiggle to Speak About Employment Law at Legal Convention
In the News

October 20, 2017 Founder of the Spiggle Law Firm, Tom Spiggle, will speak about employment law at the 2017 Fairfax Bar Association’s Annual Convention on Friday, Oct. 20. He will sit on a panel at the continuing legal education session...

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Washington Business Journal: Workplace Advances (or lack thereof) in Greater D.C.
In the News

Washington Business Journal | July 7, 2017 Uber, 500 Startups, Fox News, American Apparel, Binary, Sterling Jewelers — all companies, big and small, that made recent headlines for suffering the consequences of sexual harassment allegations and lawsuits. The problem is...

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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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