“I frequently get calls and email from employees considering whether to complain about what they see as harassment. They worry about whether their jobs will be safe if they complain,” said Dave Wachtel in an Employment Law Daily article this week.

A recent case, […]

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Employment Law Daily recently posted a review of the Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC decision in which the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Title VII authorizes judicial review of the EEOC’s efforts to satisfy its statutory duty before filing suit against an employer. Dave Wachtel aided […]

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As in past years, Lynne Bernabei, Dave Wachtel and Alan Kabat, were all listed in the Super Lawyers database for 2015, www.superlawyers.com.washington-dc, which is limited to the top 5 percent of lawyers in private practice, as rated by their peers.

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Judge Messitte of the United States District Court, District of Maryland recently ruled that B&W client John Budzynski, a 69-year-old* nuclear engineer, had proven by direct evidence at trial that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission denied him a promotion because of his age. The Judge ordered the agency to promote Mr. Budzynski and awarded back pay.

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The EEOC and Abercrombie went before the Supreme Court last week to present their arguments in a case centering around who is responsible when it comes to identifying the need for religious accommodation. David Wachtel was in the courtroom and shared his notes with Employment Law Daily and Pamela Wolf.

“Among […]

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The Planning Committee for the 2015 National Employment Lawyers Association, “Celebrating 30 Years Of Employee Rights Advocacy” has invited Dave Wachtel to speak in Atlanta, Georgia between June 24 and 27, 2015 on Smart Phone Discovery. Other members of the Smart Phone Discovery panel are not yet confirmed. For details on the convention, go to […]

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On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the Labor and Employment Section of the D.C. Bar presented a panel “Smartphone Discovery, Privacy, and Practice – a Braver Newish World” including Alan Butler of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Bruce Potter of Ponte Technologies, Tara Swaminatha of DLA Piper, and David Wachtel of Bernabei & Wachtel. The moderator […]

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The clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch is currently engaged in a case against the EEOC before the Supreme Court regarding religious discrimination. The case centers around an Abercrombie employee who is required by her religion to wear a hijab. Under Title VII, notice is supposed to be given to the employer for religious accommodations, but […]

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Members from B&W will take part in presenting a Continuing Legal Education seminar next Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The seminar will discuss the rising number of sexual orientation discrimination suits from around the country. Support for protection is growing quickly and currently twenty-one states, the District […]

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A contractor may not retaliate against its own employees for engaging in protected whistleblower activity.

The Supreme Court recently passed down the ruling in Lawson v. FMR LLC. According to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Sec. 806, whistleblower protection is extended to employees of privately held contractors and subcontractors who perform work for public companies.

David Wachtel […]

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