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Supreme Court Decides Scope of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection

Supreme Court Decides Scope of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection On February 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed the Ninth Circuit and federal district court rulings in a unanimous 9-0 decision in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers. The issue presented before the Court was whether the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Act extends …

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Can I Sue For Wrongful Termination?

Can I Sue For Wrongful Termination? Employees who have been let go from a job often want to know if they have a case for wrongful termination. Many states, including New York, are “at-will” employment states. This means employers can legally fire employees for reasons that seem unfair but are not illegal. However, there are …

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Partner Nelson Thomas Interviewed About University of Rochester Sexual Misconduct Investigation

  Nelson Thomas spoke to Spectrum News about the investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against University of Rochester (University) professor Florian Jaeger. Mr. Thomas spoke to Spectrum News after the release of an independent investigation report by former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mary Jo White, who was hired by the …

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Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination Historically, pregnant women and women with pregnancy-related medical conditions have faced significant discrimination in the workplace. Even though a federal law to eliminate pregnancy discrimination was passed thirty years ago, pregnancy discrimination is still common today. In 2016 alone, 3,486 charges of pregnancy discrimination were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission …

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