With offices in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Tennessee, The Spiggle Law Firm (TSLF) represents clients across five states and covers a variety of employment law practice areas. Since opening its doors in 2009, TSLF has negotiated millions in wrongful employment settlements and become a trusted and respected advocate for those facing discrimination, retaliation, and harassment in the workplace.
Race discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employer treats an employee in an adverse way based on the employee’s race or a characteristic connected with that employee’s race.
Age discrimination occurs when an employee is denied a job, terminated or discriminated against in any way by an employer because of their age.
At Will Employment
At-will employment is the law in the Washington, DC-metro area (as well as most states in the nation).
There is no single statute that protects those who are subject to discrimination because they have caregiver responsibilities.
Disability discrimination is when an employer makes an unjust employment decision or treats an employee or applicant unfairly based on their disability or past disability.
The Equal Pay Act says that men and women must be paid the same wages for equal work within the same company.
FMLA and Leave Discrimination
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to 12 workweeks of leave per year for reasons such as: The birth of a child The adoption of a child To care for a sick spouse, child or …
Military personnel and veterans wishing to return to civilian work after serving in the U.S.
Non-Compete Agreements and the Virginia Duty of Employee Loyalty in an Increasingly Competitive Employment Market In a competitive business and employment market, non-compete agreements are on the ris…
Pay and Overtime
In addition to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, individual states often have their own wage laws.
You’re pregnant! Congratulations are in order. Obviously you’re ecstatic about the great news. You tell everyone at work, and for the most part, your coworkers share in your joy.
Protecting Federal Workers
Discrimination in the Federal Workplace If you have experienced discrimination in the federal workplace due to a trait over which you have no control, you may feel helpless to regain your rights that …
Retaliation is any adverse action that an employer takes against an employee because he or she complained of discrimination or harassment.
Sex discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee in a different way based on that person’s sex.
Sexual harassment is harassing someone based on his or her sex. This could include unwanted sexual advances, requesting sexual favors, or any harassment of a sexual nature, be it physical or verbal.
A whistleblower is a person who reports a violation of the law, an unethical practice, mismanagement, corruption, waste of funds, or danger to public safety.
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