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Outside Lawyer Must Face Suit Over Alleged Role in Job Reprisal

March 18, 2020, 3:38 PM

An in-house lawyer who says her supervisors sexually harassed her can sue an outside attorney retained by her employer for his alleged role in retaliation she says she experienced for complaining about the abuse, a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled.

Elizabeth Mondshein’s lawsuit states viable claims against Bradley Gross under the aiding and abetting provisions of the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York said Tuesday. To establish an aiding and abetting claim, a worker must prove the underlying retaliation occurred and ...