Representative Cases

Some of the firm’s representative cases include:

  • Francois v. Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 1601-0007-18 (D.C. Office of Employee Appeals, July 18, 2019) (denying OSSE’s petition to review the AJ’s ruling that OSSE did not have requisite cause to remove the complainant employee from her employment).

  • Congress v. District of Columbia, 324 F.Supp.3d 164 (D.D.C. 2018) (holding that employee stated claims of disability discrimination and retaliation)

  • Churchill v. Prince George’s Cty. Pub. Sch., No. PWG-17-980, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197713 (D. Md. Dec. 1, 2017) (holding that the employee stated a claim of sexual orientation discrimination, sex stereotyping discrimination, and retaliation).

  • Walker v. Master Sec. Co. LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16113 (D.D.C. Feb. 10, 2016) (holding that a D.C Human Right Act claim was not subject to federal preemption)

  • Butler v. Wash. Metro. Area Transit Auth., 275 F. Supp. 3d 70 (D.D.C. 2017) (holding that there was a dispute of fact whether WMATA reasonably accommodated its employee)

  • Lincoln-Odumu v. Medical Faculty Assocs., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88659 (D.D.C. July 8, 2016) (holding that the D.C. Wage Payment Collection Law protects employees of DC employer who are dispatched outside of DC to telework from home)

  • Sheena Washington v. District of Columbia Office of Employee Appeals, No. 2013 CA 7454 P (MPA) (D.C. Super. Ct. August 8, 2014) (reversing administrative judge’s ruling and remanding the case back to OEA for the AJ to address why Employee was terminated
    from her position for failure to secure an S Class Endorsement, while other employees who also lacked the endorsement were permitted to continue to work).

  • Sparrow v. District of Columbia Office of Human Rights, 74 A.3d 698 (D.C. 2013) (holding that the OHR’s finding that employer engaged with disabled employee in the interactive process, as required by Human Rights Act, was not supported by substantial
    evidence).

  • Jafari v. Old Dominion Transit Management Co., 462 Fed.Appx. 385 (4th Cir. 2012) (holding that an employee’s intracompany complaint may constitute protected activity within meaning of FLSA’s anti-retaliation provision).

  • Ventura v. Bebo Foods, Inc., 738 F.Supp.2d 8 (D.D.C. 2010) (former restaurant wait staff and bussers filed collective and class action against owner and operator of various restaurants and companies alleging violations of wage payment and overtime
    obligations under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), District of Columbia Wage Payment and Collection Law (DCWPCL), and Equal Pay Act (EPA); the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss or transfer and granted summary judgment for plaintiffs).

  • Ellis v. Georgetown University Hosp., 723 F.Supp.2d 42 (D.D.C. 2010) (holding that former employee demonstrated sufficient facts supporting a claim of retaliation that could not be dismissed at summary judgment).

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Topic of the Week

Military Leave

As a member of the United States Uniformed Services, you are entitled to special workplace protections under federal law. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) seeks to ensure that those who serve their country can

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Blog of the Week

Trade war drives up unemployment in key 2020 battleground states

Unemployment remains low nationwide, but it’s starting to tick up in a some key places—places dependent on the industries hit hard by Donald Trump’s trade war, and places that just happen to be in battleground states.

Thought for the Week

"This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), a fundamental support to our all-volunteer force. With roots dating back to World War II, USERRA became law on Oct. 13, 1994, and has helped to build a more robust reserve component, enabling the world’s strongest military to be economically efficient and deeply woven into the fabric of American community life. USERRA strengthened and formalized economic protections that enable all service members’ careers to progress, without pause, while serving our nation."

–Jonathan VanderPlas; Military Times

List of the Week

from DOL: Veterans' Employment & Training Service

Employment Situation of Veterans

  • The jobless rate for all veterans fell to an 18-year low of 3.5% in 2018, from its peak at 9.9% in 2011
  • The unemployment rate for women veterans fell to 3.0 percent in 2018
  • October 2019, the veteran unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent, the same rate as last month

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Black Facebook Workers Write Open Letter to Company: We Are Treated Every Day 'as If We Do Not Belong Here'
  2. LinkedIn CEO Wants to Curb Sexual Harassment Hidden in Private Messages
  3. EEOC sues Sprint retailer over alleged sexual assault in Sacramento
  4. Marciano Art Foundation is accused of unfair labor practices
  5. Union Decries VA Response to Lynched Doll Found in Staff Area of Louisiana Facility