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CHAIN RESTAURANT VIOLATES MINIMUM WAGE / TIP SHARE RULES, ACCORDING TO COMPLAINT

Along with Lou Pechman, Esq. of Berke-Weiss & Pechman, Raymond Nardo filed a collective and class action against several chain restaurants in New York State. The complaint alleges, among other things, that the restaurants unlawfully paid its waitresses below the minimum wage because it compelled waitresses to tip out the kitchen staff. In New[...]


$400,000+ AWARD FOR HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION AFTER FOUR WEEK JURY TRIAL

GH worked for a financial institution. She complained about sexual harassment by her then-supervisor. She then experienced retaliation which culminated in her constructive termination. She filed a charge of discrimination at the EEOC. After a finding of "no probable cause," Mr. Nardo filed a complaint in Federal Court on her[...]


FEDERAL QUI TAM WHISTLEBLOWER CASE SETTLES FOR MORE THAN $4 MILLION

Mr. Nardo represented four employees who brought a qui tam whistleblower case against a major defense contractor. The case was settled on August 18, 2008, for an amount in excess of $4 million.


NYS DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ALJ AWARDS MORE THAN $40,000 AGAINST DANIEL MARRERO AND HANDY PANTRY

On September 19, 2011, the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights adopted an award against Daniel Marrero and two Handy Pantry Franchises in Suffolk County. The Commission awarded Complainant $27,359 in backpay and $15,000 in compensatory damages because she was "unlawfully discriminated against . . . on the basis of sex, race, color[...]


POST OFFICE'S FAILURE TO PROMOTE IS RULED DISCRIMINATORY

ST worked at the United States Post Office and was denied a promotion. He retained Raymond Nardo to litigate his case before an Administrative Law Judge at the EEOC. After discovery and a two day hearing, the ALJ ruled, on November 23, 2009, that ST was discriminated against because the USPO hired a lesser qualified female for the position. He[...]


NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS DAMAGES FOR RACE DISCRIMINATION

QR retained Raymond Nardo to litigate his claim of race discrimination. After a hearing held at the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Commissioner, by decision dated September 14, 2009, awarded Complainant $15,000 in compensatory damages for respondent's racially discriminatory hostile work environment.


FEDERAL COURT JUDGE REINSTATES LONG-TERM DISABILITY AWARD AND AWARDS COUNSEL FEES

In 2008, OP retained Raymond Nardo because her long-term disability carrier ceased paying her long term disability benefit in 2005. Mr. Nardo filed an action in United States Federal Court for the Southern District of New York claiming that the insurance company arbitrarily and capriciously terminated OP's long term disability benefit. Despite the[...]


NYS DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS NEARLY $85,000 FOR PREGNANCY DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

MN was employed by a prominent law firm in New York. She had prior experience as a legal secretary. She performed her work in a satisfactory fashion and received a bonus at the Company's Christmas party. However, when MN told her supervisors that she could no longer travel to attend IME's because she was pregnant, and her pregnancy was high[...]


EEOC ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE GRANTS DAMAGES FOR FAILURE TO PROMOTE AT OSHA

AB consulted with Mr. Nardo after he was denied a promotion by his employer, a Federal Agency. After a process of discovery, the case was tried before an Administrative Judge (AJ) for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. During trial, witnesses were examined and cross-examined by both sides. On July 15, 2004, the AJ ruled in favor of[...]


PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION AWARD AT NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

KL worked for a dentist for less than one year. She was terminated approximately 10 days after she advised her employer that she was pregnant. She filed a charge of discrimination at the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR), which issued "probable cause" and set the matter down for a hearing. After nearly a dozen witnesses were[...]


LONG-TERM DISABILITY AWARD

CD was seriously injured. He collected long-term disability benefits for several years, and then was cut off. His employer's Disability Committee claimed that CD was not "disabled" under the policy because he could perform "sedentary" work, despite his debilitating back injury. CD was compelled to arbitrate his claim for disability.[...]

EMPLOYER ORDERED TO PUT EMPLOYEE BACK TO WORK

IJ worked in a private school and had tenure. Despite this, she was terminated. The District claimed she had no tenure due to her position as a tenured teacher. Mr. Nardo filed an Article 78 petition in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. On March 26, 2007, the Supreme Court Justice held that IJ should be reinstated. [...]

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