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  • Writer's pictureRenata Bernarde

Know Your Rights at Work

Episode 213 - Navigating Workplace Rights, a Conversation with Employment Law Expert Jessica Childress


In this enlightening episode, we're joined by Jessica Childress, a renowned employment law attorney and founder of the Childress Firm PLLC. This discussion is a must-listen for anyone looking to understand and navigate the complexities of workplace rights and legalities.


Key Highlights:


  • Expert Insights: Jessica Childress brings her extensive experience in employment law to shed light on critical issues affecting the workplace.

  • Recognizing Workplace Injustice: Learn to identify the signs of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in your work environment.

  • Empowering Actions: Discover the steps you can take to protect yourself and effectively address legal issues in the workplace.

  • Legal Interventions vs. Cultural Shifts: Understand when to seek legal advice and when to focus on advocating for change within your organization.


In This Episode, You Will Learn:


  • The fundamentals of workplace rights and how they apply to you.

  • Strategies for documenting and reporting workplace issues.

  • How to approach sensitive conversations with employers or HR departments.

  • The importance of understanding your employment agreements.

  • Ways to stay informed about changes in employment law and their impact on your career.


Why Listen to This Episode:


Navigating the legal aspects of your professional life can be daunting. This episode demystifies employment law, offering clear, actionable advice for dealing with workplace issues. Whether you're facing challenges at work or simply want to be better informed, this podcast provides valuable insights for every corporate professional.


About our guest, Jessica Childress


Ms. Childress is the managing attorney and founder of the Childress Firm PLLC, a boutique employment law firm based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Childress holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and African American Studies from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Childress graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Distinction from the University of Virginia in 2007. She is the author of the forthcoming book and e-course, "Peace: Leaving a Toxic Workplace on Your Own Terms." In 2022, Ms. Childress received the Women Owned Law organization's Woman Legal Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Ms. Childress has been named to the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists. Only 2.5% of practicing attorneys in Washington, D.C. are selected to receive this honor. Ms. Childress is a 2022 graduate of the Aspen Institute's Justice and Society program. Ms. Childress serves as a contributor for Arianna Huffington's international media outlet, Thrive Global. She has been featured in numerous publications, including Forbes, Essence, the Huffington Post, Success, and Entrepreneur.


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