Judge Allows Jury to Resolve a Dispute: Pesce vs. NYPD

Sounds simple, right? Lawsuits start because two parties are in a dispute. That is the whole point. No one goes around suing somebody they agree with. That is why we have juries: to settle disputes and decide who is more likely telling the truth. But remarkably, many, many employment cases get thrown out of court [Read more]

Retaliatory Supervisor + Innocent Decider = Liability

  Employees who stand up against discrimination, or who blow the whistle on other misconduct, often suffer retaliation. If a supervisor personally retaliates against a whistleblower by firing or punishing them, that’s one thing. But what happens when someone farther up the chain makes the official decision to punish? Someone without an established motive to [Read more]