Noteworthy Events and Strelka Employment Law in the News

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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Virginia Passes New LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Laws

Virginia lawmakers passed comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation on Febrary 6, 2020 that makes the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people. The measures advanced on bipartisan votes, 59-35 in the House and 30-9…
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Strelka Law Represents Former Employees of Eldor Automotive in Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit and National Origin Discrimination Claim

As reported by WFXR Fox, Strelka Employment Law represents David Broussard and Matthew Johnson, former employees of Eldor Automotive with claims of unpaid overtime compensation and discrimination on the basis of national origin. David Broussard has f…
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Filed EEOC Charge Claims Company Fired Single Mother Due to Son's Cancer Diagnoses

As reported by Fox news, Strelka Employment Law represents Rebecca Claussen, who was demoted and later terminated from employment with Salt Lake City-based marketing firm, the Summit Group. Ms. Claussen has filed a Charge of Discrimination with the U…
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Strelka Employment Law Negotiates $1.2 Million Settlement - - the "Maximum Total Amount" - - for Roanoke City Police Officers in Overtime FLSA Federal Lawsuit

CBS affiliate WDBJ7 reported on a recent settlement achieved by Strelka Employment Law. After over a year of litigation, the City of Roanoke and the 343 current and former police officers of the Roanoke City Police Department represented by Strelka E…
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Strelka Employment Law Files $4M Wrongful Termination Suit Against Pittsylvania County

Falling in line with Strelka Employment Law’s past lawsuits against municipalities due to 1st Amendment retaliation, the Danville Register & Bee published an article focused on former DSS Director Sherry Flanagan’s claims. The case wi…
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