Employment Law

Employment Lawyer Cindra Dowd

Cindra M. Dowdcindra1_small at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. is experienced in representing employees in employment law matters and is recognized as an experienced litigator who will apply her litigation expertise to help you through your employment law issue.


Sexual Harassment  Lawyer - Cindra DowdSexual Harassment – Generally, sexual harassment in the workplace occurs in two ways. Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employer makes decisions based upon the worker’s submission to sexual harassment. Hostile work environments in which unwelcome sexual advances and verbal or physical sexual contact constitutes the other main form of sexual harassment.

Virginia Whistleblower Attorney - Cindra DowdWhistleblower Protection – Whistleblowers play a valuable role to the government and the corporate world. Through uncovering fraud, they can save the government and everyday consumers enormous amounts of money and time. However, when companies hear about whistleblowers revealing unethical and improper practices taking place, there can often be significant (illegal) repercussions facing the whistleblower. Wrongful termination, retaliation, and hush money are just a few outlets that companies use to prevent a whistle from being blown. Therefore, the US government has established strong laws to protect whistleblowers and compensate them for taking the risk to uncover fraudulent behavior.

Wage, Hour, and Unpaid Overtime - Attorney Cindra DowdWage, Hour, & Overtime – Virginia has laws set in place which protect employees from being unfairly compensated. If you believe that your employer violated your rights by failing to compensate you for your hard work, an employment law attorney can help you to recover those lost wages.



Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secretsemployment lawyer – In Virginia, a covenant not to compete (non-compete agreement) is a written agreement that an employee signs agreeing not to go to work for a competitor when they stop working with their current employer.  There are several factors that a court will look to when determining the enforceability of a non-compete agreement, but generally, a non-compete agreement must be reasonable.


This is not a complete listing of matters we can handle for you.  If you have an employment matter or any other business matter that you need us to assist you on, please call the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. today.  Please do not wait to contact us on your matter because there are often deadlines that you have to meet or your case may be forever barred or important time lost.

If you feel that your employer has violated that law,
contact Cindra Dowd  877-544-5323

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