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Sex Discrimination

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How the New Virginia Laws Impact Employees

Over the past few months, despite the overwhelming pressure placed on lawmakers and laypeople alike by the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia has made major strides against discrimination in the workplace. As of July 1, 2020, the Virginia Values Act has gone into effect, along with additional similar pieces of legislation, altering the Virginia Human Rights Act …

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National Support for LGBTQ Employment Protection Continues to Grow

According to recent polls released from Gallup, the majority of Americans are in favor of new civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community. Specifically, 53 percent of Americans believe that new laws are needed for LGBTQ people, up 2 percent from 2017. Furthermore, the overwhelming majority of Americans believe the LGBTQ community should have equal …

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Fire and Fury tells us what it's like being a woman in Trump's White House

LinkedIn: What ‘Fire and Fury’ Tells Us About Being a Woman in Trump’s White House

January 10, 2018 Imagine that a tell-all book came out which alleged that the CEO of a major American company referred to his top assistant as a “piece of tail” and another top official used the most vile word that can be used against a woman. In the post-Weinstein era, the answer is clear. He …

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The Washington Business Journal: Workplace advances (or lack thereof) in Greater D.C.

July 7, 2017 I reached out to Tom Spiggle, who heads up an eponymous Arlington law firm that specializes in employment rights. Here’s what he said, edited for space and clarity, about how companies can do a better job preventing workplace harassment. Studies have shown traditional programs can backfire, so what kind of training actually …

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Military Breastfeeding Policies: Can I Serve My Country While I’m Nursing an Infant?

Regardless of whether you’re a mom who’s thinking of joining the military, a servicewoman who’s thinking of becoming a mom, or anywhere in between, you may have wondered how you can blend these two wildly different roles in your life. How can you be a mom to a nursing infant while also serving your country …

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