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Judge Denies Request to Dismiss Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit against a Catholic School in Queens

A former teacher at a Queens Catholic school has won her first round in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the school. The teacher, affectionately known as Mr. K during most of his teaching career at the school, was allegedly fired in October 2012 for insubordination after 32 years on the job. But the former teacher,… Read More »

How a Recent Supreme Court Ruling Affects Whistleblower Retaliation Cases

A June 24, 2013 decision by the United States Supreme Court has made it more challenging for whistleblowers to win lawsuits against their employers for illegal retaliation when brought under federal law (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964). A whistleblower is one who reports the misconduct or illegal activity of his or… Read More »

NBC News’ Youth Movement Sparks Allegation of Ageism

Award-winning investigatory reporter Frank Snepp initiated a lawsuit against National Broadcasting Company (NBC) News, Comcast and NBCUniversal — alleging a pattern of age discrimination that led to lost promotions and wrongful termination. Mr. Snepp is a former chief analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Saigon, a former lecturer at University of Southern California… Read More »

New Standards for Pleading in Retaliation Cases

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is one of the less frequently discussed laws governing retaliatory discharge of employees. Yet, for those working in the financial or corporate sector it can be of vital importance. Various federal statutes governing issues ranging from workplace safety to on-the-job discrimination contain prohibitions against retaliation directed towards employees who report violations. The… Read More »

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