Virginia Employment Lawyer – Cindra M. Dowd

Cindra M. Dowd 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 no matter how complex or how small.

If you feel that your employer has violated that law, contact us to setup a consultation.

We can assist employees in many types of employment law, including:


Recent Employment Law News

  • Roanoke Restaurant Ordered to Pay $3 Million to Workers

    Restaurant owners in Roanoke have been ordered to pay $3 million to workers they allegedly cheated out of overtime pay and tips. The three owners oversaw six Mexican restaurants and 149 past and present employees. Workers say during the period between 2012 and 2015, servers were paid only in tips and not compensated for overtime Continue Reading →

  • Whistleblower Clause Protects Food, Agricultural Workers From Retaliation

    A Food Safety Modernization Act clause will allow food and agricultural workers protection should they raise the flag on unsafe practices. Section 402 protects privately employed food and agriculture workers who take action reporting food safety concerns. Under the clause, such workers cannot be discharged or punished for their whistleblowing. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Continue Reading →

  • Woman Fired Too Quickly from Isle of Wight Co. Job, Judge Rules

    When the Family and Medical Leave Act passed in 1993, it aimed to prevent the termination of employees who needed to take time off to recover from injuries. The act protected workers from being fired for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. It was seen as a victory for workers throughout the country. Unfortunately, Continue Reading →

  • Detective Sues City of Chesapeake for Discrimination

    The city of Chesapeake is facing allegations of discrimination from an African-American detective employed with the police department there. The detective has filed a lawsuit against the city of Chesapeake, the chief of police and three other officers. The allegations stem from a 2015 incident, when the detective learned an internal investigation had been launched on Continue Reading →

  • Pollution whistleblowers eligible for rewards

    For years, we’ve heard about the pollution of our planet’s oceans, but rarely have the people responsible for such pollution been held responsible for their negligence. That’s changing, thanks to the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, also known as APPS. APPS allows pollution whistleblowers to alert authorities to corporate misbehavior and receive up to Continue Reading →