June 9, 2015

Nelson Brown Subject of Gender Discrimination Suit

Former Female Associate Alleges Discrimination and Retaliation Another high profile New York law firm faces allegations of gender discrimination. A complaint alleging discrimination and retaliation by Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein (formerly Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton) was filed in early April in federal district court in Pennsylvania. The plaintiff, former associate Elizabeth Bailey, worked at the firm as a law clerk in 2011 and started as an associate in 2013. Bailey’s complaint alleges […]
May 14, 2015

Nelson Brown Subject of Gender Discrimination Suit

Former Female Associate Alleges Discrimination and Retaliation Another high profile New York law firm faces allegations of gender discrimination. A complaint alleging discrimination and retaliation by Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein (formerly Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton) was filed in early April in federal district court in Pennsylvania. The plaintiff, former associate Elizabeth Bailey, worked at the firm as a law clerk in 2011 and started as an associate in 2013. Bailey’s complaint alleges […]
September 27, 2012

Electronics Store settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

In Seattle, Washington, Fry’s Electronics company will pay $2.3 million to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In addition, it will implement preventative measures. The lawsuit claimed that the company harassed a young salesperson and fired a supervisor for standing up for her. The facts of the case showed that assistant manager harassed 20 year old sales associate, America Rios, at one of its retailer […]
August 15, 2012

Newport News Shipyard and Contractor Will Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

Huntington Ingalls, Inc., the present owner of the shipyard in Newport News, Virginia, and its contractor Quality Coatings of Virginia, Inc. of Chesapeake, Va., has agreed to settle a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The complaint alleges the companies violated federal law in May 2009 when they discharged Walter Strickland and Brian Glover. The men had provided written statements concerning a female supervisor whom they alleged had been […]
May 11, 2012

Honda Dealership in Nevada to Pay for Discrimination in lawsuit brought by EEOC

In Las Vegas, Nevada, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought a lawsuit on behalf of black employees who faced racial comments, bias and retaliation for protesting for which they were fired. Findlay Automotive Group, Inc., which is a car dealership in Henderson, Nevada, is set to pay $150,000 to two black employees for the discrimination, harassment and retaliation they faced. In addition to monetary relief, Honda will hire an outside EEO consultant, the company will distribute its policies and complaint procedures on workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as track future complaints; and offer annual training.
April 25, 2012

LI mom fired after donating kidney to her boss: Leeds, Morelli and Brown files lawsuit with the state Human Rights Commission

Debbie Stevens, a 47-year-old divorced mother of two from Long Island, New York, has been fired from her job her at Atlantic Automotive Group after donating a kidney to save her boss’ life. In a Complaint, filed with the state Human Rights Commission, Stevens claims that she was set up by her boss, Jackie Brucia, 61. Brucia allegedly took advantage of Steven’s generosity, convincing her to donate a kidney. Despite not being a match, Stevens […]
February 15, 2012

NEW U.S. FACT SHEET WARNS OF JOB RETALIATION FOR COMPLAINTS

A new fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division offers information about the prohibition of retaliating against any employee who has filed a complaint or cooperated in an investigation, according to lawyers at Leeds, Morelli & Brown LP, the Long Island law firm.