Discrimination

Maryland Passes Two Bills To Strengthen Anti-discrimination and Harassment Protection In The Workplace

Last night the Maryland General Assembly passed two bills, SB 450 and SB 451, which will increase protections for victims of harassment and discrimination in the workplace.  SB 450 eliminates the ‘severe or pervasive’ standard for harassment claims and creates a new standard for harassment claims in the workplace. The prior ‘severe or pervasive’ standard …

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The Importance of Facts In Your Employment Discrimination Case

Whether it’s an employment case, breach of contract dispute or a personal injury lawsuit, it’s impossible to predict what will happen during litigation. Going to court is an inherently unpredictable process with even the seemingly strong cases sometimes failing to obtain the justice sought by the plaintiff. There can be a variety of reasons as …

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Compensation Clawback Policies: How They Can Affect Your Discrimination Claim

Compensation clawback policies started to gain traction in the early 2000s following the fallout of a series of accounting scandals. Remember hearing about Enron and WorldCom? Thanks to the financial misconduct of executives at those and many other companies, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). One of the provisions in SOX was the …

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What Is the Ministerial Exception? An Overview

There are many federal laws that provide a wide range of protections to employees against discrimination. Some of these discrimination protections include: Race, national origin, sex, color and religion (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) Disability (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) Pregnancy (Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978) Age (Age Discrimination in …

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The Spiggle Law Firm Launches 7-Step Self-Help Initiative on Wrongful Termination

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 e-book series, “Legal Leverage,” walks users through the steps to determine whether they have a …

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Tom Spiggle was a speaker at Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association 2018 CLE Conference

Tom Spiggle to Speak at the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association 2018 CLE Conference

Tom Spiggle will join a list of notable speakers on Feb. 2, 2018 at the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA)’s 2018 CLE Conference at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Spiggle will join Christine Webber with Cohen Milstein and Alan Kabat from Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC on a panel to talk about discovery issues in employment …

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Tom Spiggle Joins Georgetown Panel to Discuss Impact of the Law on Gig Economy

January 25, 2017   Tom Spiggle joined a panel of speakers today at Georgetown Law as part of the “The Changing Nature of Low-Wage Work: How Automation & the Gig Economy Impact the Future of Work” event discussing the impact of employment law rights in the gig economy. Spiggle joined an impressive lineup of speakers including Christine …

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