Practice Areas

With offices in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Tennessee, The Spiggle Law Firm (TSLF) represents clients across five states and 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.

Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

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Retaliation

Retaliation is any adverse action that an employer takes against an employee because he or she complained of discrimination or harassment.

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Sex Discrimination

Sex discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee in a different way based on that person’s sex.

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Whistleblower

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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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 …

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Caregiver Discrimination

There is no single statute that protects those who are subject to discrimination because they have caregiver responsibilities.

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Equal Pay

The Equal Pay Act says that men and women must be paid the same wages for equal work within the same company.

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Sexual Harassment

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.

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Military

Military personnel and veterans wishing to return to civilian work after serving in the U.S.

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At Will Employment

At-will employment is the law in the Washington, DC-metro area (as well as most states in the nation).

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Disability Rights

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.

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Age Discrimination

Age discrimination occurs when an employee is denied a job, terminated or discriminated against in any way by an employer because of their age.

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Workplace Investigations

If you are undergoing a workplace investigation, you are probably concerned and wondering what your rights are.

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Non-Compete Agreements

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…

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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 …

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Pay and Overtime

In addition to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, individual states often have their own wage laws.

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