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Jail Guards in New York City Performed Illegal Strip Searches on Women, Prosecutors Say

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Scott Simpson, one of the lawyers who filed a class-action lawsuit in 2015 on behalf of several women who said they were improperly searched at Rikers Island, said the searches had caused his clients lasting emotional pain. “Hopefully these indictments lead to a safer, more respectful visiting process where visitors do not have to endure a traumatic experience simply to see their loved one,” he said.


New York Live-in Health Aides Not Entitled to 24-Hour Pay, Aides’ Lawyer Blames State Policies

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Reacting to the ruling, the plaintiffs’ lawyer for the home health-care aides, Jason J. Rozger of the New York law firm Beranbaum Menken LLP, faulted the state’s policies in expressing disappointment over the decision.

“I think the rule of law took a big hit today,” he said.


Home Health Aide Workers Often Pull 24 Hour Shifts. So Why Are They Only Paid For 13?

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“What it means is we’re not going to try to balance the home care budget on the backs of the most vulnerable employees,” said Jason Rozger, an attorney representing the workers in Andryeyeva v. New York Health Care, one of the cases before the Court of Appeals.


Court of Appeals Limits Privilege in Investigative Interview, Greenlights Defamation Lawsuit

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The court, in a 4-2 reversal from the Appellate Division, found that comments made by a hospital official to a government investigator were not protected by absolute privilege.


Public Defender Organization Accused of Retaliation Over Staff Attorney's Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Management for the New York County Defender Services is accused of dismissing claims of harassment by a staff attorney, and then retaliating against her...


AIG Unit Accused Of Pushing Out 'Dinosaurs' In Age Bias Suit

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Law360, New York (May 5, 2015, 6:45 PM EDT) -- An insurance unit of American International Group Inc. harassed and pushed out older workers it saw as "dinosaurs," a former claims director at the company alleges in a proposed age discrimination class action filed in New York federal court.


$3.5 MILLION IN DAMAGES AWARDED TO FORMER UBS STOCKBROKER IN SEX BIAS CASE

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A federal jury awarded over $3.5 million in damages on April 13, 2007 to a former stockbroker who filed suit in 2003 against UBS Financial Services Inc. for sex discrimination. Of that $3.5 million, $3 million represented punitive damages. The case is entitled Roberta C Tse v. UBS Financial Services, Inc., 03 Civ. 6234 (GEL).


4 Lesbians Sue Over New Jersey Rules on Fertility Treatment

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Five years ago, Erin and Marianne Krupa chose to start a family. They moved to Montclair, N.J., from a more conservative environment in North Carolina, and decided that Erin would carry their first child.


Fired workers' pregnancy was not 'perfect look' for P&G: lawsuit

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(Reuters) - A former cosmetics saleswoman for Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N) is suing the company, claiming that she was fired after becoming pregnant and being told earlier by a supervisor that “pregnancy is not part of the uniform.”


Woman Allegedly Fired For Being Pregnant After Boss Told Her ‘Pregnancy Is Not Part Of The Uniform’

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Tiffany Kantrowitz thought her job selling makeup for Procter & Gamble’s (P&G;) Dolce and Gabbana shop at Saks Fifth Avenue was her big break. She had always been interested in fashion and beauty, but when she moved to New York City after graduating college she was working a number of freelance jobs. Then the P&G; job came along. “It was a really big deal,” she said. “I thought it would be a big break for me, a company that would develop me and I could move up with.”


Women Describe Invasive Strip Searches on Visits to City Jails

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The practice is prohibited, but dozens of lawsuits allege a pattern of humiliating searches of women who consented only to a pat-down.


Whistleblower sues Viacom, alleges Ninja Turtles tax fraud plan

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) was sued by a former vice president who said the media company fired her in retaliation for opposing its alleged plan to illegally avoid paying U.S. taxes on the international licensing rights for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Suit by Former Employee Charges Promotion of Drug's Off-Label Use

Before she ran afoul of her bosses, Joan Gallagher says, she was a top saleswoman for a small California biotechnology company. Now she is suing the company, saying it fired her last June for refusing to join an illegal effort to sell the company's main drug for an unapproved use.