Employment Blog

An Assistant US Attorney’s Decision to Focus on His Family
Advice

Balancing your career and family life can be one of the most difficult dilemmas working parents face. In the legal profession, this choice can be especially difficult to make, as it was for Tom Spiggle, founder of the Spiggle Law...

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Getting a New Job? Watch Out for These Red Flags of Possible Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment

With all the talk surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace, many people are realizing that it is more deeply engrained into our culture that we might want to admit. Therefore, it is important to understand a company’s culture before committing...

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Pregnancy Discrimination Can Still Occur Even After a Child Is Born
Pregnancy Discrimination

Even with the right to maternity leave granted by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), many women find it difficult to balance family and work, especially when they are expected to return to work soon after giving birth. While the act...

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Facts, Fiction, and Myths About Sexual Harassment at Work
Sexual Harassment

News stories about assault and harassment victims exposing serial sexual harassers like Harvey Weinstein have been covered in major media sources all over the world. The career-threatening backlash that many of these accused parties now face serves as a warning...

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How Harvey Weinstein Used NDAs to Keep His Victims Silent
Non-Disclosure Agreements

Serial sexual harassers, like Harvey Weinstein, often used non-disclosure agreements to silence their victims. But how do they get away with such inappropriate conduct, and why are victims only speaking up now? A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal agreement...

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Why Following the ‘Pence Rule’ in the Workplace Is a Bad Idea
Sexual Harassment

In light of recent sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood and beyond, male managers are considering practicing the ‘Pence Rule’ in their workplaces. This misconception could land these men in legal trouble. A variation of the so-known ‘Pence Rule’ was originally...

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Non-Disclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment Cases—and How Banning Them Could Hurt Women
Sexual Harassment

As acknowledged by many news sources, more and more victims on sexual harassment are speaking up about the maltreatment they suffered from both public and private figures. However, many others are silenced by non-disclosure agreements they signed following a previous...

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Advice from a Sexual Harassment Lawyer to Men in the Workplace
Sexual Harassment

In recent months, the media has shone a spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, especially in the film and media industry and even in Congress. Consequently, working men throughout the country have been feeling uneasy, trying to remember if...

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Spiggle Law Named One of the Fastest-Growing Firms in the Country
In the News

D.C. metro-based employment law group supporting workers receives Law Firm 500 award The Spiggle Law Firm was recently named one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country by the 2018 Law Firm 500. This award recognizes small law firms across...

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