Employment Law

Labor and employment law is one of the fastest growing and rapidly evolving areas in the practice of law, and the firm keeps its employer and the employee clientele on the cutting edge of the latest developments. The firm advises its clients in all matters of employment law and provides advice and representation in matters arising under such federal statutes as Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act throughout Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland. 

Many states, including Virginia, are employment “at will” jurisdictions, which means that an employer can terminate an employee at any time, without notice and for no reason, unless such is prohibited by contract, statute, or public policy.  Similarly, in “at will” jurisdictions, there is no legal requirement for an employee to “give notice” – two weeks or otherwise – unless contractually obligated to do so.  However, it is simply poor planning and often results in needless litigation for a termination or resignation to occur without notice; such a decision should only be made after a review of the case law applicable to such situations.

The firm also prepares and negotiates employment agreements, covenants not to compete, office policy and procedure manuals, and employee benefit plans.  Such documents are often referred to and may obligate the employer in unintended ways that, with regular updating and periodic training, could easily be avoided.

The following is representative of the firm’s recent cases; however, every case is unique, and no attorney can guarantee a specific result in litigation.  Please contact one of the firm’s attorneys if you have any specific questions regarding the potential value of your claim.

  • $375,000+ settlement with a Washington placement service for negligent background check
  • $300,000+ settlement with a NoVa childcare center for racial discrimination
  • $55,000+ settlement with a Williamsburg insurance agency for age discrimination
  • $50,000* settlement with a Virginia Beach health care provider for racial discrimination     *damages cap pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1981a(b)(3)(A)
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