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Fired Jewish Planned Parenthood Worker Can Sue for Retaliation

June 8, 2022, 5:09 PM

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. must face a Jewish former employee’s claims she was fired for complaining about anti-Semitism and “microaggressions” toward Jewish workers, a Manhattan federal judge ruled.

That Ilana Gamza-Machado de Souza raised those concerns in connection with her push to form a Jewish employee resource group at the reproductive health-care organization didn’t mean her actions fell short of protected activity under federal, state, or city law, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York said.

“She apparently advocated for the ERG to remedy what she believed to be discriminatory conduct toward Jewish people ...