Employment Law

Employment Law

Being disciplined at work, receiving a performance review that does not seem in line with your job, or being discriminated at work because of your sex are all very challenging issues to deal with. When you are victimized on the job, it is important to understand your legal rights and to work with an attorney who can protect those rights.

Grievance Hearings

If you feel workplace rules are not applied fairly, you have filed a complaint and as a result suffered retaliation, or you have been unfairly disciplined via demotion, firing, or suspension from work, you have the right to file a grievance with Virginia DHRM’s Division of Employment Dispute Resolution (“EDR”). You have the right to be represented by an attorney at every stage of this process, and in most cases, it can be beneficial.

Title IX Complaints

Education Amendments passed in 1972 provided Title IX protections to prevent discrimination based on gender. In most cases, this was to ensure students of all sexes were on a level playing field in athletics and school admissions. However, Title IX also protects students from sexual assault in schools, harassment, or violence due to the victim’s sex. Such complaints must be filed within 180 days of the occurrence or the same number of days after the school grievance process is complete. If you feel you have a Title IX complaint, we will work with you to ensure the language used is appropriate based on your experience.

Contact The Law Firm of Diane P. Toscano today to help protect your workplace rights.