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Category Archives: Employment Law

NYC Lawyer Seeking Damages in a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit: “I Work in Sex-Crazed’ Mad Men’ Hell”

by Derek T. Smith The days of ‘old boys club’ mentality in the professional sphere are unfortunately not long-gone, according to a NYC lawsuit filed in March 2014. Ivy-league educated executive compensation consultant Christina Young is suing her boss at Steven Hall & Partners for sexual harassment. The on-going inappropriate behavior allegedly led to a… Read More »

Houston Rockets Facing NYC Sex Harassment Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit

by Derek T. Smith The behind the scenes action at a 2013 Rockets-Nets game is now the center of a highly charged lawsuit. Rasean Tate, 28, of Brooklyn, is suing the Houston Rockets basketball team and the company that handles catering at the Brooklyn Barclays Center, Levy Restaurant Holdings, for anti-gay discrimination and sex harassment…. Read More »

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in NYC and Across the Country

by Derek T. Smith The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Many people don’t typically think of the workplace as a potential… Read More »

Derek Smith Representing NYC Sexual Harassment Victim Suing CEO of Copier Copy

by Derek T. Smith Melanie Alvarado, 24, is pursuing a sexual harassment complaint against Universal Business Solutions, Inc.’s CEO Abraham Thomas.  New York sexual harassment lawyer Derek Smith has filed a civil suit asking for a jury trial. The abuse was so egregious there are also criminal charges pending against Thomas in New Jersey. Alvarado… Read More »

Derek Smith Represents Queens Woman Suing Radio Shack for Sexual Harassment

by Derek T. Smith A 20 year old Queens woman claims she was sexually harassed by her boss at Radio Shack in Springfield Gardens. It was Ashley Moreno’s first job and left her feeling disgusted. It didn’t take long for the alleged harassment to begin. Monero began work at the Springfield Gardens Radio Shack in… Read More »

Women Accusing ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez of Sexual Harassment Re-Open Case

by Derek T. Smith In mid-March 2014, the Manhattan Supreme Court dismissed a sexual harassment case against the state Assembly. The suit alleged the Assembly turned a blind eye to former Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s harassment of two young women employees. However, both women have re-opened their case, but this time around they are suing the… Read More »

Women Charge Bias and Harassment in Suit Against Sterling Jewelers

by Derek T. Smith Fifteen women are currently named in a gender discrimination and sexual harassment complaint against Sterling Jewelers. The Plaintiffs allege that Sterling, owners of Jared, Kay Jewelers and Marks and Morgan Jewelers, paid women employees lower wages than male workers and were denied employment advancements since 2003. In addition, several women were… Read More »

Can I Be Sexually Harassed During a Job Interview?

by Derek T. Smith During a job interview, you do your best to be professional. When the interviewer crosses those professional boundaries, it may constitute sexual harassment. Sexual harassment in New York includes all unwelcome sexual advances or behaviors in the workplace, even when you are not technically an employee of that company. If you… Read More »

Texas Man Wins Sexual Harassment Case Against Female Boss

by Derek T. Smith Female-to-male sexual harassment cases are on the rise — and women are learning inappropriate workplace behavior is unacceptable. In a recent Texas case, Galveston County Deputy Constable James Gist, 51, sued the county and claimed ex-Constable Pam Matranga repeatedly sexually harassed him from May 2011 to October 2011. Gist was awarded… Read More »

Anita Hill Documentary Continues to Bring Awareness to Sexual Harassment

by Derek T. Smith On March 21st, the documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to Power came to theaters in New York, 23 years after the Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas scandal first brought sexual harassment into the mainstream discussion. In 1991, Ms. Hill accused Supreme Court Justice Nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment while as her… Read More »

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