State Lawmakers Push Legislation Barring Confidentiality in Sexual Harassment Cases

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The growing national conversation on sexual harassment in the workplace and the #MeToo movement has focused new attention on confidentiality clauses in employment and settlement agreements, particularly for victims of sexual harassment. Last week, California State Senator Connie M. Leyva …

Supreme Court Considers Scope of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Retaliation Provision

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On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, a case in which the Court will decide when employees can challenge retaliation under the whistleblower protection provision of the Dodd-Frank Act.  See …

Jury awards transgender professor $1.1 million in first-of-its-kind discrimination case

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A federal jury on Monday awarded a transgender professor, Dr. Rachel Tudor, $1.165 million in a groundbreaking Title VII sex discrimination case. This case is the first federal sex discrimination case with a transgender plaintiff to go before a jury. The case …

Linda M. Correia Inducted into the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

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Washington, D.C. – On November 11, 2017, Linda M. Correia was inducted as a Fellow of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. …

Linda Correia, Jonathan Puth, & Firm Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

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Washington, D.C. (August 22, 2017) – Correia & Puth, PLLC was named by U.S. News and World Report to its 2018 Best Law Firms© list in the areas of Civil Rights, Litigation (Labor & Employment Law), and Employment Law (Individuals). …

Supreme Court Will Review Two Cases Important For Employees

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court decided to review the issue of whether the Dodd-Frank Act prohibits retaliation against whistleblowers who report possible securities law violations internally to their company but who have not filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange …