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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2022 – We are pleased to announce that partner Thomas McKinney has been included in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, recognizing him as a leader in employment law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review – the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical region and practice area. Tom McKinney has also been named by his peers to the Super Lawyer Rising Stars and Super Lawyer lists, the Employment Lawyer of the Year in New Jersey by […]


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The Sommers Schwartz team fights harder and smarter when your future depends on crossing the goal line. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. Detroit, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz, a powerhouse litigation firm, has released a brand-new commercial that reminds viewers what it takes to be a champion in the courtroom year after year. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. The team of nationally recognized lawyers at Sommers Schwartz fights for clients who have been seriously injured by others’ wrongful acts and negligence. The law firm has more than 45 years of experience handling personal […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 09, 2022 – Castronovo & McKinney, LLC announced today that the state Supreme Court rejected hearing Jersey City’s appeal of an appellate court decision ordering the city to pay city employees – members of Local 245 – double time in March 2018 during a powerful nor’easter that hit the state. Under terms of the contract between Jersey City and the union, the city agreed to pay workers double-time during states of emergency. The appellate court action only applies to the employees’ lawsuit over their pay during the 2018 state of emergency. But this action […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2021 – We are pleased to announce that Castronovo & McKinney, LLC has been included in the U.S New & World Report and Best Lawyers’ 12th Edition of “Best Law Firm” rankings. Recognition in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review by leading lawyers regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Being named a 2022 Top 100 Law Firm is a reflection of our firms’ long-standing commitment to serving our clients and the community with the highest standards of professional excellence. Our attorneys […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2021 – In June, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit Castronovo & McKinney is pursuing against the archdiocese that oversees the St. Theresa School. Our client, a Catholic elementary school art teacher, was fired in 2014 after the school learned she was expecting a child. The principal allegedly told her she was being fired because she was “unmarried and pregnant.” The school argued this case is about “the fundamental freedom of religion” and that our client was fired for violating the school’s moral code. “Sex […]


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Oakland, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2021 – Joyce Carroll, Maria Pavia, Verlyn L. Papillon, and Gary D. Saballos allege the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco Unified School District, and San Francisco City College have a common policy of paying significantly reduced retirement benefits to employees forced to retire prematurely due to disabilities. Pending since November 20, 2017, their case has already gone up on appeal once when San Francisco failed to persuade judges to throw out the claims based on statute of limitations and governmental immunity arguments. See, Carroll v. City and County of San […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2020 – As has widely been reported, Kenneth Friedman, owner of The Spotted Pig gastropub, has agreed to a settlement of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination claims. Friedman had been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple staffers, which prompted an investigation by the New York State Attorney General. The West Village restaurant, known for its high-end pub fare and celebrity clientele, was a hot spot for a burger and people watching. The state began investigating Friedman in 2018, after a number of women raised allegations of sexual harassment. Friedman was accused of […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2019 – Lipsky Lowe LLP, a premier New York-based employment law firm, is representing a Tulane medical school professor in a workplace discrimination and harassment lawsuit against the university. This case highlights the breadth and scope of our legal practice in its efforts to eliminate all forms of employment discrimination. The Backdrop In a complaint prepared and filed by partner Douglas Lipsky, our client, Dr. Lesley Saketkoo, an accomplished and esteemed medical professor, alleges that top male professors at Tulane University Medical School of Medicine created a discriminatory and hostile work environment […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2019 – Workers at a Bay Area Burmese restaurant chain called Rangoon Ruby were recently awarded a four million dollar settlement in a wage theft lawsuit. The case alleged that employees of Rangoon Ruby were frequently expected to work overtime or to be on call without being paid for their labor. Three-hundred workers will receive restitution. Those involved in the lawsuit say that they were often called in to work when they were not scheduled to be there, such as when the restaurant was busy with online orders. They were not paid […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 01, 2019 – A lawsuit against Summit Estate, Inc. was dismissed with prejudice on the eve of trial. The lawsuit entitled Bryan Garrison v. Summit Estate et al. was an employment discrimination suit brought in 2016, and also included a cross complaint filed by Summit against Mr. Garrison alleging breach of contract and fraud. Summit defended against the claims for nearly three years, and filed its cross complaint after conducting significant investigation and discovery including multiple depositions. Summit Estate, Inc. was represented by Sanjiv N. Singh and a team of attorneys from Sanjiv […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2019 – In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace has been a primetime topic more than ever before. Besides uncovering the enormity of the issue, these viral hashtags and the movement they represent have also started a national conversation about what constitutes sexual harassment and what does not. Most people know that there is a line that should not be crossed; however, where that line is depends on who is asked. Data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that between 25 […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2019 – The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in an employment discrimination Title VII case. In a rare move, the Court is accepting the case to address a procedural issue with filing Title VII cases. Title VII is the Federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based upon someone’s sex, race, religion, color and national origin. The case is Fort Bend County v. Davis. In the case, Lois Davis alleged she was wrongfully fired because she reported that her supervisor engaged in sexual harassment and sexually assaulted her. She […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – A delivery driver for Amazon and its contractor NEA Delivery Services alleges she was not permitted breaks or overtime pay in a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status. Yolanda Champion worked for Amazon and NEA from March to August 2017 in California. She says that during that time the companies were understaffed which led her and other delivery drivers to commonly work 10-hour days without rest periods. Champion says they were also paid a day rate that did not account for overtime. She is looking for other plaintiffs who worked as […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2018 – The restaurant chain Burgers & Beer illegally denied males the same employment opportunities as females, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges in its federal lawsuit. Since at least 2015, the EEOC claims, the chain routinely rejected male applicants and employees from server positions because of their gender and upheld a pool of servers that was more than 90 percent female. Burgers & Beer has six locations in California’s Imperial Valley, according to the company’s website. The EEOC argues that employment practice violates Title VII of the Civil Rights […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2018 – Other employers including Facebook, Ikea and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have been added to a class action lawsuit in which older workers allege job ads posted on Facebook illegally target younger users. The Communications Workers of America, a labor union representing media employees, filed the suit in California federal court in December. In its initial filing, the union called out Amazon, T-Mobile and Cox Media Group for carrying out biased recruiting practices. The suit centers on Facebook’s business model that permits advertisers to narrowly target the social media network’s users based on […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – The outstanding New York City employment law firm of Lipsky Lowe LLP is excited to announce the arrival of its newest associate: Milana Dostanitch. Certain she will be a wonderful addition to the practice, the existing team is impressed by her experience and established skills, as well as her impressive credentials. Like the rest of the Lipsky Lowe team, Milana counsels clients on a broad range of employment issues, including unpaid wages, misappropriation of tips, workplace harassment or retaliation, and discrimination based on age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2018 – San Diego-based company Tarr Inc. and Zenith LLC will pay $50,000 to victims in a pregnancy discrimination suit and provide other relief as part of a settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the lawsuit, the company fired a female employee a few days after she informed them of her pregnancy. The company also did not allow another pregnant employee to return to work after she took maternity leave, the EEOC claimed. The alleged actions violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2018 – A man sued his employer for wrongful termination after he was allegedly fired in retaliation for complaining that the company was defrauding Alameda County in California through improper billing practices. Alton Elmore filed a lawsuit against his employer KRA Corporation and Pamela Carnes, KRA’s program manager, in Alameda County Superior Court on March 19. Elmore worked for KRA as a business services consultant for more than two years until he was fired on October 26, 2017. His job duties included assisting Alameda businesses with recruitment services and educating them about […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2018 – From Harvey Weinstein to Fox News, a new strategy is emerging on how companies attempt to address sexual harassment claims in the #metoo era. Faced with sexual harassment complaints, companies are retaining outside sexual harassment attorneys for the sole purpose of investigating the claims and then drafting a report. These are, importantly, NOT the same attorneys who are defending the companies against the claims. Companies are following this strategy for a few reasons. Under federal and many states’ laws, a company has an affirmative obligation to investigate these claims. If […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2018 – The #MeToo movement kicked off when dozens of Hollywood women came forward with sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein in the fall of last year. The movement has led to many women publicly sharing their experiences of being sexually harassed in the workplace by their coworkers or superiors. It has also had other tangible impacts since then. In California, a bill was passed to grant whistleblower protections to legislative staff members who report sexual harassment. In January 2018, a bill was introduced in the California legislature to extend […]


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