Lawsuits

In a recently-filed Manhattan federal court complaint, captioned Davy v. Darren Davy (SDNY 16-07083), plaintiff Angela Maria Puerta – a nanny and housekeeper who worked for defendants Darren Davy and Asmaa Davy – asserts claims of unpaid wages, hostile work environment, and unlawful termination. From the complaint: 1. For more than two years, [plaintiff] worked…

Read More Nanny/Housekeeper’s Wage/Hour, Hostile Work Environment, Unlawful Termination Allegations Against Darren & Asmaa Davy

By a motion filed on August 29, 2016 in New York State court, Defendants seek to compel plaintiff Andrea Tantaros to pursue her sexual harassment (and other) claims in arbitration, rather than in court. (You can access public filings in this case, Tantaros v. Fox News et al, 157054/2016, as well as other cases, here.) From…

Read More Defendants Move to Compel Arbitration in Andrea Tantaros’ Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A female partner at the law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP filed a Manhattan federal lawsuit (captioned Kerrie Campbell v. Chadbourne & Parke LLP et al, SDNY 16-cv-6832), which “seeks relief on behalf of herself and other female Partners who have been disparately underpaid, systematically shut out of Firm leadership, demoted, de-equitized and terminated.”

Read More Gender Discrimination Class-Action Lawsuit Against Chadbourne & Parke

In a lawsuit filed on August 22, 2016, captioned Tantaros v. Fox News Network et al, Fox News co-host Andrea Tantaros alleges sexual harassment, retaliation, and tortious interference. Among other things, she claims that she suffered retaliation after complaining about Roger Ailes’ inappropriate conduct.

Read More Andrea Tantaros’ Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Fox News and Roger Ailes Alleges That Fox News Operates Like a “Sex-Fueled, Playboy Mansion-Like Cult, Steeped in Intimidation, Indecency, and Misogyny”

In Beecher v. Northwell Health, EDNY 16-cv-4190, plaintiff alleges gender discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation. Among plaintiff’s allegations were that defendant’s Administrative Director, Nelson Mercurio, “went out of his way to catch the female staff members wearing scented products and, upon information and belief, was observed smelling the female staff in an effort to reprimand…

Read More Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, and Retaliation Lawsuit Cites Employee-Sniffing Boss

In a recently-filed complaint, captioned Angele Yonke v. 44 Restaurant LLC d/b/a The Lambs Club and John Fanning (SDNY 16-cv-05761 filed July 19, 2016), plaintiff alleges, inter alia, that she was subjected to retaliation after she complained that her supervisor slapped her on her right buttock.

Read More Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against The Lambs Club Alleges Retaliation Following Complaint About Buttocks Smack

In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned Thiery v. Slover & Co. et al (NY Sup. Ct NY Cty. Index # 156310/2016, filed July 28, 2016), plaintiff – who suffers from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) – alleges that she was subjected to discrimination based on her disability. She asserts that the company’s owners (defendants Rosemary Kuropat…

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In a lawsuit captioned Gonzalez v. Manhattan Auto Care et al (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 156078/2016 filed July 21, 2016), plaintiff asserts various claims – including hostile work environment and quid pro quo sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and retaliation under the NYC Human Rights Law – against the defendants. Plaintiff alleges, inter alia, that the individual…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff Alleges Required Consumption of Alcohol, Sexual Comments, Attempted Touching

In a Manhattan federal lawsuit, captioned Rodriguez v. Highgate Hotels (SDNY 16-cv-05736, filed July 19, 2016), plaintiff (a male hotel worker) alleges that he was terminated for having a relationship with a female co-worker, while the defendant did not discipline (and in fact celebrated) a “clandestine romantic relationship” between a male supervisor and his male subordinate. Plaintiff…

Read More Gender and Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit By Heterosexual Hotel Worker

In a recent New York State court complaint, captioned Prowell v. Advanced Fertility Services, P.C. et al (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 155828/2016, filed July 14, 2016), plaintiff alleges that she was terminated in retaliation for her complaints about pregnancy discrimination, in violation of the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. She asserts claims…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against Advanced Fertility Services