Jonathan C. Puth is a founding member of Correia & Puth and an advocate for the civil rights of employees. Mr. Puth represents targets of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and employees with claims for wages, commissions, and contract rights. Mr. Puth represents transgender employees subjected to workplace discrimination and others facing discrimination and retaliation because of who they are. Mr. Puth also negotiates severance agreements and employment contracts, and severance negotiations. Mr. Puth served as counsel to the plaintiff class in Hartman v. Powell, a gender discrimination class that won the largest employment discrimination award in the history of the Civil Rights Act ($565 million), and Mr. Puth was awarded the 2000 Trial Lawyer of the Year award by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for his work on that landmark case. Mr. Puth has for years been selected for inclusion by Super Lawyers and by Best Lawyers for his work representing employees in the Washington, DC region, and is awarded the highest attorney peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. His firm Correia & Puth is named by U.S. News and World Report its highest rating for Best Law Firms in Washington DC, which also ranks the firm nationally. From the start of his career, Mr. Puth has devoted his practice to the representation of employees, not employers, in claims of sex harassment, whistleblower retaliation, discrimination, wage and commission theft, severance negotiations, contract disputes, and employee counseling. Mr. Puth is past President of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), a voluntary bar association of over 350 members dedicated to the representation of employees and to the advancement of employee rights. Mr. Puth is admitted to practice before the state courts and federal courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland, and the United States Supreme Court.