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Leeds Brown Law secures a settlement of $275,0000 on behalf of NYPD officer who faced disability discrimination and harassment over his 9/11 and Hurrican Sandy-related injuries...

Rick Ostrove, Esq., Partner and Lead Trial Counsel of Leeds Brown Law, P.C., and Sean O'Hara, a senior associate of Leeds Brown Law secure a settlement of $275,000 on behalf of NYPD officer, Andrew Shmitt, in a legal battle against New York City. Shmitt claimed continual harassment and discrimination from fellow officers and even his own bosses for his 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy-related injuries.

”After a while I said something has to be done about this, something’s not right. Enough was enough.”

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Leeds Brown Law obtains an award of $1.25 Million on behalf of former Wall Street Broker in landmark sexual harassment case...

Rick Ostrove, Esq., Partner and Lead Trial Counsel and Sean O'Hara, Esq., of Leeds Brown Law obtain an award of $1.25 Million on behalf of a former Wall Street Broker through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FINRA arbitrators found that Goldstein, a former manager at a global financial services company, suffered a hostile work environment and, after complaining to her employer, was ultimately retaliated against and terminated from her position.

"If my story helps take the shame and fear out of coming forward, if it helps take the stigma out of becoming intolerant to wrong and hurtful situations, and if it helps give the courage necessary to speak up, then it’s worth it,” stated the former Wall Street Broker.

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Leeds Brown Law ends ordeal for firefighter father and son in a $900,000 settlement...

Rick Ostrove, Esq., Partner and Lead Trial Counsel of Leeds Brown Law, P.C., has secured a settlement of $900,000 on behalf of an ex-fire commissioner, Michael Dolan Sr., and his son, firefighter, Michael Dolan Jr. after a six-year legal battle, that included litigation, an administrative hearing, a criminal proceeding, federal and state civil actions, a jury trial, post-trial motions and three appeals.

The two were wrongfully terminated by the New Hyde Park Fire Department and arrested on false felony grand larceny charges. Rick fought relentlessly to uphold their legal rights and restore the good names of these two brave combat veterans.

“I can hold my head high again,” said Michael Dolan Sr. to the reporters at Newsday.

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Andrew Costello, Esq., (Senior Associate), Rick Ostrove, Esq., (Partner), Michael Dolan Sr., Michael Dolan Jr. (From left)

Pregnant Woman Fired After Refusing To Get Flu Shot Sues NYU Winthrop Hospital

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A pregnant woman from Long Island who was fired after refusing to get a flu shot is filing a lawsuit.

Allison LaBarbera, of Long Beach, was fired from NYU Winthrop Hospital in December after her doctors advised the ultrasound technician not to get the flu shot.

The hospital requires all employees get the vaccine in order to protect vulnerable patients.

LaBarbera is now suing the hospital.

Her attorney Rick Ostrove said LaBarbera is not looking for money but a change in policy so this does not happen to any other woman.

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Mangano Ordered to Testify in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano speaks on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 in Mineola. He and Nassau Sheriff Michael Sposato have been ordered to testify in a sexual harassment suit. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

A federal magistrate has ordered Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Nassau Sheriff Michael Sposato to provide testimony in litigation over a deputy sheriff’s claim that she has been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace.

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PARTNER RICK OSTROVE WINS ON BEHALF OF POLICE OFFER

Nassau County Police Officer Wins After 6 Years of Desk Duty

Leeds Brown Law, P.C., representing a Nassau County police officer, received an award of $129,500 for emotional damages and a loss of overtime in a civil discrimination lawsuit. As reported by Newsday, the officer's rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act were violated, resulting in discrimination and limited duties. Partner Rick Ostrove explained, “He is excited to get back to work as a full-duty police officer and help protect the public.”

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PARTNER JEFFREY BROWN REPRESENTS PERSONAL ASSISTANT OF VETERAN ROCKER JOAN JETT FOR UNPAID OVERTIME

Veteran Rocker Joan Jett is Facing a Lawsuit for Failure to Pay Overtime

Leeds Brown Law, P.C. is representing Bradley Weinbrand, Joan Jett’s former personal assistant in an action for unpaid overtime. The lawsuit was filed in New York Supreme Court, Nassau County, earlier this year. Partner, Jeffrey Brown, commented, “All too often personal assistants go above and beyond to satisfy their celebrity bosses without proper compensation for their hard work and labor.”

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexually Harassed by Valley Stream North High School Department Chair

A former department head at Valley Stream North High School frequently made unsolicited passes at a pair of male colleagues and boasted about her past sexual triumphs, which created a “toxic” work environment for teachers and students, according to sexual harassment complaint filed Monday against the school district.

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US OPEN WORKERS SETTLE SUIT OVER WAGES, TIPS

A federal judge approved a $600,000 settlement between companies that provided catering and concession services at the U.S. Open and attendants for the event's luxury suites, who said their employers wrongly took their tips and misclassified them to avoid paying overtime.

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LEEDS BROWN LAW RECOGNIZED AS CIVIL RIGHTS FIRM

CARLE PLACE FIRM LEADING WAY ON CIVIL RIGHTS CENTER NEWSDAY, MONDAY, JULY 10, 2000

Leeds Brown Law, PC is featured by Newsday where the newspaper refers to the law firm as "the leading civil-rights law firm on Long Island and probably in the country."

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