Noteworthy Events and Strelka Employment Law in the News

Leigh Strelka was honored to be named a Virginia "Go to Lawyer" for Employment Law by Virginia Lawyer's Weekly. Only 24 attorneys in the Commonwealth received this recognition.

These attorneys are: *A lawyer who is an expert in his or her field, well-versed in the nuances of the case law, statutes and regulations clients will encounter. *A lawyer who is experienced and enjoys a record of success, with many cases and/or tran…
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Leigh Strelka Provided Testimony in a committee hearing on HB 1418

On January 20, 2021, Leigh was requested by the Women’s National Law Center to provide testimony in a General Assembly committee hearing regarding HB 1418, the Virginia Safe and Thriving Workplace Act (PDF). Workplace harassment is a widespread…
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Supreme Court of the United States Writ of Certiorari Filed in SEL Retaliation Case

On January 13, 2021, Strelka Employment Law, in conjunction with the UVA Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (UVA Clinic), was thrilled to see a Writ of Certiorari docketed at the SCOTUS (Docket Entry). This case, briefly, involves a female attorney who…
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Strelka Employment Law Represents Former Senior Vice President Suing New Peoples Bank for Discrimination

As reported in the Kingsport Times-News, Strelka Employment Law represents former bank executive Mary Trigiani who has claimed in U.S. District Court in Abingdon, Virginia that her former employer, New Peoples Bank discriminated against her in multip…
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Tommy Interviewed by Roanoke Times Regarding Rocky Mount Assistant Town Manager Still Being Paid Months After Resignation

Though Tommy does not represent any of the parties, the Roanoke Times reached out to Strelka Employment Law for his opinion regarding why a former Town Manager would still be paid by the Town of Rocky Mount five months after resigning from the positi…
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Strelka Employment Law Sues Roanoke County Schools for Sex-Based Wage Discrimination

Tommy was recently interviewed by the Roanoke Times regarding the case of Barnett v. Roanoke County School Board, a Title VII case regarding disparate pay on the basis of gender filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Virginia. Instru…
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The Virginia Values Act & Other Workers’ Rights Laws | How Virginia Vaulted to the Forefront of LGBTQ+ Protections an Article by Leigh and Winston

The Virginia State Bar published an article written by Leigh Strelka and Winston West regarding the recent expansion of civil rights protections at the workplace in Virginia. The Virginia Values Act made Virginia one of the most progressive southern…
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The Greatest Expansion of Virginians' Civil Rights in Modern History: The Virginia Values Act Becomes Effective July 1, 2020

Citizens of Virginia now enjoy expanded civil rights protections in the workforce. Beginning July 1, 2020, employers will have duties of non-discrimination to numerous classes of individuals, many not previously protected by any statute. The Virginia…
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Virginia Governor Northam Signs Virginia Values Act

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Values Act making Virginia the first state in the South to enact comprehensive protections for the LGBTQ community against discrimination in housing, employment, public…
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Former Roanoke Times Human Resources Employee Sues for Title VII Harassment and Retaliation

CBS affiliate WDBJ7 featured a story on Lucas v. BH Media Group and Lee Enterprises in which former employee Candace Lucas alleges she was terminated for complaining of a sexually harassing editor. Despite being told by her supervisor that she handle…
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