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NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT FACES HEAT AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Our attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC, are no strangers to difficult cases.  Paul Liggieri, Esq., one of our very talented attorneys, is leading the charge against sexual harassment and racial discrimination against the Fire Department of New York. Liggieri has brought a claim against the Department on behalf of his client. The… Read more »

WORLD RENOWNED PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

WORLD RENOWNED UC BERKELEY PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. A tale as old as time, a young graduate assistant enthralled by an older professor, and a professor who uses his position of power to sexually harass his new mentee. Sexual harassment  is  pervasive throughout every profession, and academia is not immune. Recently, John Searle, an… Read more »

COURT SPLIT OVER SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION QUESTION

Discrimination claims based on sexual orientation are a budding area of discrimination law. While many Courts have found ways to backdoor sexual orientation discrimination through the lens of gender discrimination, most  Federal Circuit Courts are still reluctant to explicitly state that sexual orientation discrimination is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of… Read more »

MAINE TRACK COACH SUES HAMPDEN SCHOOL FOR AGE DISCRIMINATION

Regional School Unit 22 has stumbled out of the blocks after Coach Kathryn King alleged the school refused to hire her as a track coach because of her age. As a result, the fifty-seven (57) year old King will end her tenure with the school at the end of the school year to attend the… Read more »

SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS SHAKE A SAN FRANCISCO TECH GIANT

Uber, the ride sharing tech giant has been in hot water in 2017. Reaching national attention for their mishandling of ride requests to airports following Trumps Muslim ban, which many taxi companies boycotted in opposition to the Trump regime, the San Francisco based firm has recently received negative attention after a slew of scandals emerged… Read more »

CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE SANCTION FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The Honorable Hassan El – Amin has been sanctioned after his clerk accused him of sexual harassment. Court clerk Denise Lowe-Williams has brought charges against her former boss after years of sexual harassment and discrimination.   The Hon. Hassan El- Amin committed several acts of sexual harassment, such as taking  pictures of Denise, despite her… Read more »

New Legislation protects Janitors from Sexual Harassment

Janitors express Sexual Harassment Concerns California ­– The state of California maintains a high volume of janitor employees. An enormous part of those employees are immigrants who work diligently to provide a better life for their families. Although employees attempt to complete their shift comfortably and return home, sexual harassment and sexual assault has become… Read more »

Radio Host sues Station for Sexual Harassment

Veteran Employee accused of Sexual Harassment Florida – A female radio host, Aprille Hinnant, is suing Cox Media Group for sexual harassment at work. According to the sexual harassment lawsuit filed in a Miami federal court, the plaintiff alleged her supervisor, Maestro Powell, sexually harassed and retaliated against her, which developed a hostile work environment…. Read more »

Sexual Harassment unveiled in Apple Headquarters

Women reveals Apple’s Hostile Work Environment California – Clandestine sexual harassment in the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA, has been unleashed through numerous female employees who believe men in the workplace have gone too far with sexual harassment and sexual joking at work. It’s illegal to subject employees to a hostile work environment and decide… Read more »

San Bernardino Nonprofit named in Sexual Harassment Suit

Female Supervisor allege Sexual Harassment by the Boss California – Rolling Start, Inc., a non-profit organization located in numerous counties including San Bernardino that supports individuals with disabilities in an independent living center has been accused of allowing sexual harassment in the work environment. Last month a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed in San Bernardino… Read more »