March 18, 2015

Associate at Boutique Law Firm Recovers Damages

Jury Returns Verdict for Sexual Harassment of Female Attorney A New York City jury has sent a message that sexual harassment of professional women won’t be tolerated. In a lawsuit filed by Alexandra Marchuk, an associate at the boutique law firm of Faruqi & Faruqi, the jury found in Ms. Marchuk’s favor, awarding compensatory and punitive damages. Marchuk testified that she had been “repeatedly harassed” by a partner in the firm while working as a […]
December 19, 2014

Comcast Accused of Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

Judge Certifies Class Action against Telecommunications Company In July, 2014, federal district court judge Matthew Kennelly, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, granted class action status in a case alleging racial discrimination in the workplace by Comcast. Judge Kennelly decided that 11 named plaintiffs, all African-Americans who currently or previously worked at a Comcast facility on the south side of Chicago, had enough in common that, under the rules governing […]