Employment Blog

How the New Virginia Laws Impact Employees
In the News, Pregnancy Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Whistleblower

Over the past few months, despite the overwhelming pressure placed on lawmakers and laypeople alike by the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia has made major strides against discrimination in the workplace. As of July 1, 2020, the Virginia Values Act has gone...

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LGBTQ Discrimination in Employment: A 2020 Overview
In the News, Sex Discrimination

  With the historic Bostock v. Clayton County ruling by the Supreme Court resulting in the inclusion of sexual and gender identity to the definition of Title VII’s sex discrimination protections in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, members of...

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National Support for LGBTQ Employment Protection Continues to Grow
Sex Discrimination

According to recent polls released from Gallup, the majority of Americans are in favor of new civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community. Specifically, 53 percent of Americans believe that new laws are needed for LGBTQ people, up 2 percent...

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The Laws That Did the Most for Gender Equality in the Workplace
Sex Discrimination

In the struggle for gender equality in the workplace, there are several laws in particular that have aided women in the battle. The Fair Labor Standard Act of 1938 ensures that both men and women earn at least a minimum...

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LinkedIn: What ‘Fire and Fury’ Tells Us About Being a Woman in Trump’s White House
Equal Pay, Sex Discrimination

January 10, 2018 Imagine that a tell-all book came out which alleged that the CEO of a major American company referred to his top assistant as a “piece of tail” and another top official used the most vile word that...

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Is It Really Harder for Women to Earn Promotions in the Corporate World?
Sex Discrimination

If you work for a large corporation, you’ve probably noticed how the general working population is a fair mix of men and women, but as you go up the corporate ladder, you find fewer and fewer women. It’s not your...

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Does JPMorgan’s Parental Leave Policy Lead to Sex Discrimination?
Sex Discrimination

Paid parental leave is a luxury in the United States. We previously wrote about the sad state of paid parental leave in our blog post “The Case for Paid Parental Leave in the United States,” where we discussed some of...

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The Washington Business Journal: Workplace advances (or lack thereof) in Greater D.C.
In the News, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

July 7, 2017 I reached out to Tom Spiggle, who heads up an eponymous Arlington law firm that specializes in employment rights. Here’s what he said, edited for space and clarity, about how companies can do a better job preventing...

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Military Breastfeeding Policies: Can I Serve My Country While I’m Nursing an Infant?
Family Responsibilities Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

Regardless of whether you’re a mom who’s thinking of joining the military, a servicewoman who’s thinking of becoming a mom, or anywhere in between, you may have wondered how you can blend these two wildly different roles in your life....

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Do Law Firms Discriminate Against Female Attorneys?
Sex Discrimination

Lawyers should be upstanding people who not only know the law but also follow it. We may represent clients who break the law, but we ourselves would like to be seen as law-abiding, good citizens, just like everyone else (if...

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