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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Employment Discrimination Cases Just Got Harder to Prove: Court Improves Employers’ Chances of Winning Summary Judgment
Age Discrimination, Litigation

Winning a lawsuit against your employer is hard—the odds just aren’t in your favor. In 2009, the Harvard Law and Policy Review published an article about those odds, “Employment Discrimination Plaintiffs in Federal Court: From Bad to Worse?” The authors...

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What Rights Do Government Contractors and Employees Have Against Wrongful Termination?
Is it worth it?, Litigation

If you’re a government contractor or a government employee, you may be wondering whether you are protected against employment discrimination under the same sorts of laws as private employees. In general, the answer is yes! In fact, most government workers...

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What Is a Demand Letter, and How Demanding Should It Be? Demand Letters, Part 3
Is it worth it?, Litigation

In my previous two posts, I talked about how getting your emotions under control will allow you to get the jump on your former employer when litigation begins. The first addressed what to do when you receive the company’s response to...

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What Happens After You Send a Demand Letter? Demand Letters, Part 2
Is it worth it?, Litigation

Have you been discriminated against at work due to your race, age, pregnancy status, or caregiver status? If you’ve decided to take legal action, the starting gun for suing your boss is sending a “demand letter.” A demand letter is...

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What Is a Demand Letter, and How Demanding Should It Be? Demand Letters, Part 1
Is it worth it?, Litigation

If you’re having trouble at work and you’ve talked to an employment law attorney, he or she might have mentioned sending a “demand letter.” What exactly is a demand letter, though? A demand letter, as the name suggests, is a...

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Is It Illegal Conduct or Just Bad Behavior? Workplace Liability Part 2: How to Win When There’s No Case
Is it worth it?, Litigation, Online damages calculator

As we set up in our last post, the most important question that our online damages calculator can’t help you with is the issue of liability—whether your employer violated the law and therefore whether you’ll have a case that can...

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Is It Illegal Conduct or Just Bad Behavior? Workplace Liability Part 1: The Setup
Is it worth it?, Litigation, Online damages calculator

Perhaps the most important question that our online damages calculator leaves unanswered is what attorneys call liability. That is, the calculator doesn’t address the threshold question of whether your employer violated the law at all. It is possible that you were...

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An Important Warning About the Downside of an Emotional Distress Claim
Is it worth it?, Litigation, Online damages calculator

If you are using our online damages calculator to assess the potential value of your employment discrimination case, you may be intrigued by the idea of emotional distress damages. While plaintiffs can certainly recover a good sum from an emotional...

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