Greetings, friends and potential clients. Welcome to the inaugural post of J. Madison PLC's Virginia Employment Law Answers. Here's what I hope to accomplish here.
Lots of attorneys have blogs. If you read any attorney marketing material, it's pretty much a prerequisite. Attorneys post blog posts so that they can rise higher in the search rankings, which drives potential clients to their site. So attorneys write posts about important cases or changes in the law, and they make sure to include lots of keywords that they think the search engines are looking for.
But in my field (I'm an employment attorney who only represents employees) blogging always seemed forced. My clients just want the harassment and discrimination at work to stop, to get their job back, or to be compensated for being pushed out of work. They don't care about how University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar impacted the burden of proof in retaliation cases brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No, they just want to understand their rights in the workplace and find a way to protect themselves when things go south.
So I decided to do things a bit differently. On this blog, you can ask any question you'd like about employment law in Virginia. I'll post the answer here, on the main page, and I'll remove any identifying information like your name and email address. After I post the answer, I'll send you an email letting you know it's up. You can then ask any follow-up question you'd like in the comments.
Employment law shouldn't be difficult and inaccessible, but it is. There are innumerable statutes, rights, remedies, and procedures. Let me make it a bit easier for you by helping you cut through the noise and find out what's really going on.