Litigation

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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Employment Discrimination Cases Just Got Harder to Prove: Court Improves Employers’ Chances of Winning Summary Judgment

Winning a lawsuit against your employer is hard—the odds just aren’t in your favor. In 2009, the Harvard Law and Policy Review published an article about those odds, “Employment Discrimination Plaintiffs in Federal Court: From Bad to Worse?” The authors found that employees won their lawsuits against their employers only 15% of the time, whereas …

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What Rights Do Government Contractors and Employees Have Against Wrongful Termination?

If you’re a government contractor or a government employee, you may be wondering whether you are protected against employment discrimination under the same sorts of laws as private employees. In general, the answer is yes! In fact, most government workers enjoy even broader protections than employees of private companies. Read on to see what laws …

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What Is a Demand Letter, and How Demanding Should It Be? Demand Letters, Part 3

In my previous two posts, I talked about how getting your emotions under control will allow you to get the jump on your former employer when litigation begins. The first addressed what to do when you receive the company’s response to your demand letter. The second discussed what to do when you get the typical …

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What Happens After You Send a Demand Letter? Demand Letters, Part 2

Have you been discriminated against at work due to your race, age, pregnancy status, or caregiver status? If you’ve decided to take legal action, the starting gun for suing your boss is sending a “demand letter.” A demand letter is pretty much what it sounds like: a letter in which you (usually through your lawyer) …

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What Is a Demand Letter, and How Demanding Should It Be? Demand Letters, Part 1

If you’re having trouble at work and you’ve talked to an employment law attorney, he or she might have mentioned sending a “demand letter.” What exactly is a demand letter, though? A demand letter, as the name suggests, is a letter that an employee (often through an attorney) sends to a former employer “demanding” that …

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Is It Illegal Conduct or Just Bad Behavior? Workplace Liability Part 2: How to Win When There’s No Case

As we set up in our last post, the most important question that our online damages calculator can’t help you with is the issue of liability—whether your employer violated the law and therefore whether you’ll have a case that can result in a financial recovery. Last time, we imagined that your sociopath boss treated you …

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Does your employer have liability for what happened at work, or was it just bad behavior?

Is It Illegal Conduct or Just Bad Behavior? Workplace Liability Part 1: The Setup

Perhaps the most important question that our online damages calculator leaves unanswered is what attorneys call liability. That is, the calculator doesn’t address the threshold question of whether your employer violated the law at all. It is possible that you were subject to wrongdoing at work and that as a result you lost your job and …

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