NY Labor Law 740

In Barker v. Peconic Landing at Southhold, Inc., 2012 WL 3096036 (E.D.N.Y. July 30, 2012), plaintiff alleged disability discrimination and a violation of New York’s whistleblower statute, Labor Law Section 740. Plaintiff’s latter claim was that he was fired in retaliation for reporting “a growing drug problem among fellow nurses and nurse’s assistants”, thefts, and…

Read More Assertion of Whistleblower Claims Does Not Result in Waiver of Disability Discrimination Claims
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A recent decision, Thiebault v.Chelsea 23rd St. Corp., 108001/2011 (N.Y. Sup. (N.Y. Cty.) Feb. 3, 2012), illustrates (yet again) the limited reach of New York’s general whistleblower statute.  Plaintiff alleged that he was terminated because he refused to sign an affidavit of service containing false statements, in violation of that law.  The court disagreed. “In…

Read More NY Whistleblower Law Does Not Protect Employee Fired For Refusing to Engage in Perjury
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