Lawsuit Accuses Queens Hospital of Kidnapping Newborn in Violation of NY State Human Rights Law

QUEENS, NY –  Crumiller has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Long Island Jewish Medical Center (“LIJ”) alleging hospital staff illegally kidnapped a healthy baby boy while they conspired with the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to remove him from his mother’s care. The lawsuit comes one day after a proposed class action was […]

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Adult Survivors Act Revives City Law Claims, Court Rules

A new decision in a sexual assault lawsuit against employment lawyer David Ratner says the Adult Survivors Act revives claims under both state and city law. A new decision in a sexual assault lawsuit against employment lawyer David Ratner says the Adult Survivors Act revives claims under both state and city law. NEW YORK, NY […]

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Introducing ‘Count on Crumiller’ a Feminist Newsletter

Introducing Count on Crumiller, a new kind of newsletter. Each month, we’ll be breaking down feminist legal news on the topics of discrimination, sexual abuse, and women’s rights. This newsletter is powered by Axios HQ, an AI-backed communications tool that is helping firms create impactful messaging at scale. Read our first two editions below: Want […]

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NYPD Covered Up Officer’s Sex Abuse, New Adult Survivors Act Lawsuit Alleges

NEW YORK, NY — Survivors Law Project has filed a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department (NYPD) for enabling and covering up a disturbing pattern of sexual violence by police officer Jamie Angelastro against a fellow officer. Plaintiff Meaghan Ciotti has served as an NYPD officer for more than 10 years. She claims […]

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Author Gina Tron Files Adult Survivors Act Lawsuit against Her Rapist

BROOKLYN, NY — Survivors Law Project is proud to represent author and survivor-advocate Gina Tron, whose compassionless treatment by police led the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to announce its ongoing investigation into the NYPD Special Victims Division (SVD). On November 16, 2023, Tron filed a lawsuit against her rapist, Saadi Ouaaz, under New York’s […]

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Röbynn Europe Honored as a Courageous Plaintiff

On November 2, 2023, our client Röbynn Europe received the Courageous Plaintiff award at the 26th Annual National Employment Lawyers Association/New York Gala at the Moxy NYC Times Square. Crumiller also received the Courageous Counsel award for our work on Röbynn’s case. In a heartfelt speech, Röbynn expressed gratitude for being able to advocate for […]

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Jacob Eidinger Discusses the Emotional Side of Litigation on ‘This Legal Life’ Podcast

On October 23, 2023, Jacob Eidinger, Director of Marketing & Communications at Crumiller, appeared on This Legal Life: NOT Another Legal Podcast hosted by Ben Chiriboga, Chief Growth Officer at Nexl. At Crumiller, Jacob helps survivors of discrimination and abuse tell their stories to the media. He has worked on hundreds of high-profile lawsuits in […]

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Susan Crumiller Named Managing Partner of the Year at Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards

On October 18, 2023, Susan Crumiller accepted Corporate Counsel’s Managing Partner of the Year award, recognizing “women who have had a huge, impactful year.” She was honored at the Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) Awards at The Roosevelt New Orleans. Susan founded Crumiller in 2016 after her former employer pressured her to cut […]

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Susan Crumiller Accepts New York Law Journal’s ‘Distinguished Leader’ Award

On October 4, 2023, Susan Crumiller accepted New York Law Journal’s Distinguished Leader award, which recognizes lawyers “who had great performances while demonstrating clear leadership skills.” She was one of few plaintiff-side attorneys honored at this year’s New York Legal Awards at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. In just seven years, Susan has grown […]

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Susan Crumiller Talks Widowhood Bias on ‘Financially Ever After’ Podcast

On October 3, 2023, employment lawyer Susan Crumiller appeared on the Financially Ever After Widowhood podcast alongside host Stacy Francis and career coach Kelly Joyce. As President and CEO of Francis Financial, Francis’s podcast aims to empower “women to take control of their financial future after the loss of a spouse.” Together, the trio delved […]

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Lawsuit Accuses Trader Joe’s of Refusing to Provide Proper Lactation Space for Working Mothers

BROOKLYN, NY – Crumiller has filed a federal lawsuit against Trader Joe’s alleging the grocery store chain forced a female employee to pump milk for her child in an unsanitary mechanical room and retaliated against her for taking maternity leave by revoking her healthcare benefits. Plaintiff Julia Hammer worked for Trader Joe’s in NYC as […]

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State Discrimination Claims Revived Under the New York Child Victims Act, SDNY Rules

A child sex abuse lawsuit against New York Military Academy has paved the way for future plaintiffs in sex abuse cases to prevail on related state claims of discrimination and retaliation. A child sex abuse lawsuit against New York Military Academy has paved the way for future plaintiffs in sex abuse cases to prevail on […]

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Careers @ Crumiller

We are a feminist litigation firm that is well known for representing victims in high-profile sexual harassment and employment discrimination lawsuits. We have also teamed up with trailblazing victims’ rights law firm C.A. Goldberg PLLC to create the Survivors Law Project, fighting sex abuse and those who enable it. We have rigorous standards; the payoff […]

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Renowned Harassment Lawyer David Ratner Sued for Sexual Assault by Ex-Associate

NEW YORK, NY — Survivors Law Project is honored to represent attorney Kalisha Crawford in her claims of sexual assault, gender discrimination, and retaliation against David Ratner, the current founding partner of California litigation boutique Ratner Molineaux, LLP. The lawsuit alleges that Ratner sexually harassed and assaulted Ms. Crawford on multiple occasions between 2010-2011 while […]

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Equinox Hit with $11.25M Jury Verdict in Race & Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

NEW YORK, NY – A Manhattan federal jury slapped luxury gym chain Equinox with an $11,250,000 verdict after fitness professional Röbynn Europe proved that she was subjected to a hostile work environment and ultimately fired based on her race and gender. One day after it reached a verdict on liability, a jury of five women and three men awarded […]

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Equinox Found Liable for Race & Gender Discrimination in Ex-Manager’s Wrongful Termination Suit

NEW YORK, NY – Luxury gym brand Equinox has been found liable in a race and gender discrimination trial brought by fitness professional Röbynn Europe in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 1:20-cv-07787. A jury of five women and three men found that Equinox subjected Ms. Europe, a […]

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Adult Survivors Act Lawsuit Filed Against New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

Maggie Cruz used an Ancestry DNA test to track down her mother’s rapist. Now, she’s suing the institution that let it happen and covered it up. ROCHESTER, NY – Survivors Law Project is proud to represent Maggie Cruz in a new lawsuit filed on behalf of her mother I.C., a severely developmentally disabled woman who […]

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Second Race Discrimination Lawsuit Filed against Planned Parenthood

NASHVILLE, TN – Crumiller is proud to represent Anna Flores, a Latina woman and community organizer who was unlawfully fired by Planned Parenthood for raising complaints of racist conduct by the organization’s leadership, as alleged in a federal lawsuit filed in the Middle District of Tennessee. Flores’s lawsuit is the second filed by Crumiller alleging […]

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Susan Crumiller to Discuss New Protections for Pregnant Workers at NYCLA CLE Webinar

Our founding attorney Susan Crumiller will deliver a virtual CLE presentation on January 19, 2023, titled, “Pregnancy & Caregiver Rights In the Workplace,” hosted by the New York County Lawyers Association. This webinar will include an overview of two new laws that provide critical protections for new and expecting moms. Both bills were recently signed […]

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A Note from Susan: Survivors Law Project

Hi everybody! Getting to spend every day fighting harassers and abusers is a dream come true. Building a law firm that “gets it” while providing aggressive, quality representation to survivors has been the journey of a lifetime. And now, New York is opening a one-year window for all adult sex abuse claims, no matter how […]

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Planned Parenthood’s Ex-Director of Multicultural Brand Engagement Files Race Discrimination and Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

NEW YORK, NY – Crumiller is proud to represent Nicole Moore, a Black woman and abortion rights advocate who was Planned Parenthood’s Director of Multicultural Brand Engagement at its Manhattan headquarters from January 2020 to November 2021. Today, Crumiller filed a federal lawsuit accusing Planned Parenthood of unlawfully firing her in retaliation for her multiple complaints […]

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Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Lorne Michaels to be Added to Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit against Horatio Sanz and NBC

NEW YORK, NY – Crumiller is proud to represent Jane Doe, the victim of child sex abuse by former Saturday Night Live star Horatio Sanz. Today, we filed in New York State Supreme Court a motion for leave to file a proposed Amended Complaint that adds Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan and Lorne Michaels as individual […]

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Lawsuit Accuses DiscGenics, Prominent Biopharma Firm Founded by ‘Dr. Death,’ of Being a ‘Nightmare’ for Female Employees

A new federal lawsuit accuses C-level executives at DiscGenics of repeatedly engaging in inappropriate and sexist behavior at work and pushing out two of its top employees for raising complaints to the company’s all-male board. DiscGenics is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company founded by Christopher Duntsch, the infamous failed neurosurgeon who was depicted in the drama series Dr. Death on Peacock, as well as a true crime documentary and podcast, for allegedly killing and/or injuring 33 patients. […]

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The Vengeful Adversary: Dirty Tactics & How to Fight Them Off

Our adversaries are getting more and more comfortable coloring outside the lines. Filing defamation cases based on demand letters, naming us attorneys in litigation to conflict us out, threatening extortion claims, are all creative ways that defense is trying to scare us in a misguided attempt to fend off meritorious cases. New SLAPP legislation can help, but only if you know how to use it. Don’t let sharp practice stop you from making big monetary demands, asserting aggressive claims, or speaking out on your client’s behalf. […]

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Justice for Survivors of Dr. Ferdous Khandker

We are representing a growing number of women and girls who have accused Dr. Ferdous Khandker, a Queens practitioner, of sexual assault, after he made the mistake of suing his accusers for defamation. Read more here and please help our investigation by spreading the word as widely as possible. […]

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Susan speaks at Caroline’s Swearing-In

Steve Cohen:                     Without Susan recognizing what Caroline can be as an attorney, it is hard to imagine this judgeship opportunity happening for Caroline when it did. For that, I want to thank Susan for providing Caroline a pathway to open the doors that she did. Please welcome the principal attorney at Crumiller PC, and Caroline’s […]

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Why Caroline Cohen is the Woman for the Job (Civil Court Judge, 6th Municipal District)

Crumiller’s Senior Associate, Caroline Piela Cohen, is running for New York City Civil Court Judge in the 6th Municipal District.  Here’s why she is the woman for the job. I first met Caroline shortly after we both had our first children in the fall of 2012.  We had both joined a “Ditmas Park Moms” group.  […]

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Pregnancy Discrimination Around the World: Mandatory Pregnancy Tests??

Just last month, a City College in the Phillippines issued a policy requiring all female dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy students to undergo pregnancy tests.  If the test comes back positive, the student may be prohibited from certain classes.  In the memo announcing the policy, the school requested that the deans from each school provide a […]

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5 Things You Should Know About the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Whether you are currently pregnant or are thinking about becoming pregnant, you should understand the basics of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. This Act was created to help protect the rights of working mothers. Here are five important things that you should know about it: It’s illegal for you to be denied a job because you […]

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Gender Discrimination and Paternity Leave in New York

The birth of a child is a beautiful and stressful time. Because of the recovery time necessary after pregnancy, employers expect that a woman will remain on maternity leave for a time and plan ahead for that time. They may offer a reasonable amount of time for the woman to heal, care for, and bond […]

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5 Common Manifestations of Illegal Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Gender discrimination in the workplace is illegal, and occurrences are more regular than you may think. In fact, some forms of gender discrimination are so subtle that you may not even realize that you’ve been discriminated against. The Pew Research Center released the statistics on gender discrimination in the United States back in December 2017. […]

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What You Need and How to Apply for the Paid Family Leave Benefits Coming to New York in 2018

If you are an employed New Yorker, you are paying into Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits. You can take PFL whenever you have a new child (whether through birth, adoption, or foster care), when you have to care for a family member, or when you are deployed by the military. In this blog, we’ll list […]

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A Brief Guide to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

Few things can bring as much excitement and joy to your life as learning that you are pregnant. For far too many women, however, that joy is quickly stifled when they begin experiencing discrimination from their employer. Fortunately, there are legal protections in place that can help to guarantee your rights in these situations – […]

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6 Tips to Help Expecting Mothers Negotiate Maternity Leave

If you are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, you undoubtedly have a lot on your mind. For many working women, one of the biggest worries is job security with a growing family. While some companies offer up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave when an employee has a child, it is often possible to […]

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Five Things to Do if You are Being Sexually Harassed at Work

As much as we wish it weren’t the case, sexual harassment in the workplace is still a surprisingly common and disturbing experience. Fortunately, there are laws and protections in place to help ensure those who are sexually harassed are able to demand a safe and fair workplace. If the victim is not granted relief, the […]

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5 Red Flags for Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace isn’t always obvious. When employers and coworkers treat you differently because of your pregnancy, they may be doing so unconsciously or even out of (misplaced) concern for you — but in many cases, such treatment comes down to discrimination. If you’re pregnant, you’ve recently had a baby, or you’re considering starting […]

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Why Having ADD Makes Me a Great Attorney

Originality.  Creativity.  Charisma.  Energy.  Liveliness.  An unusual sense of humor.  Areas of intellectual brilliance.  Spunk. About 90% of the compliments I receive mention these qualities.  And it’s no coincidence that these are the traits common to those with ADD. ADD (aka ADHD – the terms are interchangeable) is highly misunderstood.  Some people might ask, why on earth […]

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How to Negotiate With Your Jerk Boss: A Litigator’s Guide From the Trenches (Part I)

Every woman who strives for success, to attain the best for herself and her family if she has one, must negotiate at some point in her life. Negotiation is scary and unpleasant for many because it involves confrontation, and many people haven’t developed the skills yet to handle confrontation without stress. Negotiation with your boss […]

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Utah v Streiff: A Historic Dissent

Although Crumiller P.C. doesn’t focus on issues of race specifically, I am a firm believer in the necessity of fighting racism in achieving equality for all. While we focus on issues of family rights – pregnancy discrimination, maternity and paternity leave – which are not specifically racial issues, we find that, as in all areas, […]

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