Noteworthy Events and Virginia Employment Law in the News

Former Broadband Authority President Sues Botetourt County Administrator

Virginia Employment Law represents Frank Smith, the former president of the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority in a lawsuit against Botetourt County Administrator Gary Larrowe in a claim of tortious interference with a business expectancy. The law su…
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Roanoke County Supervisor Sues School Board Members

On November 20, 2023, the Roanoke Times reported on Hooker v. Facciani et al., in which Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Member Martha Hooker sued three members of the Roanoke County School Board for First Amendment retaliation in federal court. T…
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Virginia Employment Law will be included in the 2024 Best Law Firm Rankings

We are pleased to announce that Virginia Employment Law will be included in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firm Rankings – Employment Law – Individuals; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Civil Rights Law.
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$20M Whistle Blower Lawsuit Against Liberty University

The Lynchburg News Advance has published an article focusing on Virginia Employment Law Plaintiff John Markley, a former dean suing Liberty University under Virginia’s new whistle blower law. Virginia Employment Law has extensively used the new…
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Virginia Employment Law will be included in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Reports

We are pleased to announce that Virginia Employment Law will be included in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Reports – Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms edition.
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WSLS Interviews Tommy Strelka Regarding Liability Facing Wal-Mart Due to Invasion of Privacy

In an on-going investigation by NBC affiliate WSLS, Tommy Strelka was interviewed regarding the legal ramifications possibly facing Wal-Mart due to the discovery of a surveillance camera within a public bathroom. Tommy explained that once Wal-Mart le…
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Virginia Employment Law Receives $2.3 Million Jury Verdict for Former APCO Lineman Who Complained of Workplace Safety

After a three-day jury trial, a Roanoke City Circuit Court jury deliberated for five hours to reach the conclusion that Appalachian Power Company wrongfully terminated Ocal “Bubba” Smith in violation of the Virginia Occupational Safety an…
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Doctor Cleared by Board of Health Professionals; Sues Former Employer that Fired Him

Virginia Employment Law filed a lawsuit in federal court in Danville, Virginia against a number of corporate entities regarding the wrongful termination of Dr. James Isernia. Dr. Isernia was accused by his employer of wrongful conduct regarding his t…
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Science Supervisor's Claims of Title VII Pay Discrimination Advance Past Summary Judgement Against Roanoke County Public Schools

As reported in the Roanoke Times, Science Supervisor Erin Barnett’s federal Title VII gender pay discrimination case may proceed to trial. Judge Thomas Cullen of the Western District of Virginia authored a thirty-page opinion detailing exactly…
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Virginia Employment Law Wins Breach of Contract Jury Trial for Fired Dentist in Richmond Circuit Court

Earlier this year, Virginia Employment Law attorneys Tommy Strelka, Winston West, and Brittany Haddox successfully won a jury trial in Richmond Circuit Court against Richard L. Byrd, DDS, PC. As alleged in the complaint, plaintiff Dr. Jacqueline Carn…
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