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We are a feminist litigation firm dedicated to fighting harassment, discrimination and abuse in healthcare and the workplace. 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.  Our clients come to us in some of the [...]

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11.28.2022

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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10.19.2022

Black Restaurant Patrons File Class Action against Pergola for Racial Profiling and Discrimination

NEW YORK, NY – Just four months after two Black men sued a popular Manhattan restaurant for refusing to serve them due to their race, a new Class Action claims there may be hundreds of other Black patrons who suffered racial hostility from Pergola restaurant’s bouncers and management. Today, Crumiller has filed an amended complaint [...]

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09.23.2022

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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08.23.2022

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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05.23.2022

Open Letter to 770 Eastern Parkway

Rabbi Abraham Shemtov770 Eastern ParkwayBrooklyn, New York 11213 To Rabbi Abraham Shemtov or whomever it concerns, Our firm represents a young woman who was molested by a prominent member of the Chabad community, Hirschel Pekkar, when she was 5 years old, in 1991. Her father sought justice on her behalf via the rabbinical court in [...]

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11.03.2021

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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01.22.2021

Doe v. NYC

“Jane Doe,” an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, was assaulted by an NYPD officer while at work in 2016. Despite reporting the incident and making repeated complaints to multiple supervisors, she began to give up any hope for resolution when a year had passed with no action. In 2019, Jane was raped by [...]

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10.21.2020

Women’s History Month 2020

In celebration of Women’s History Month for 2020, we chose to feature a different woman or organization each day – focusing on ‘unsung’ historical women who did something that no woman (or no one) had done before and modern women and organizations who continue the fight for gender equality every day. Arabella Mansfield Arabella Mansfield [...]

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03.31.2020

love, happiness, and pedicures

into the unKNOOOOOOOOOO- oh hi, didn’t see you there. Like many people, I’ve been thinking about gratitude this week.  Business owners read a LOT of personal development books and by far the #1 lesson out there is PRACTICE GRATITUDE!  Personally, I get in and out of the habit.  Of course there are times when I [...]

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11.27.2019

NYC Commission on Human Rights

This January, Susan testified before the NYC Commission on Human Rights at a hearing about Pregnancy and Caregiver Discrimination. January 2019 Hearing on Pregnancy and Caregiver Discrimination Update: The Report is Out! Click Here to read the NYC Commission on Human Rights’ report on pregnancy and caregiver discrimination. [...]

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08.25.2019

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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06.19.2019

Spotlight On: Genesis Fisher

When I graduated from NYU Law twelve years ago, I could not possibly have imagined how beautiful and resilient the friendships I formed would become, and what an important part of my life they would be.  (That handsome man in my lawyering section – how could I have guessed we would one day get married [...]

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12.20.2018

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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11.26.2018

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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02.20.2018

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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01.20.2018

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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04.13.2017

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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10.05.2016

Pregnancy Rights Primer

Pregnancy rights are integral to the American economy and the American family. Better late than never, society is finally coming to recognize it. Women are smart, capable, and dedicated workers, and guess what – many of us have kids! New York City has one of the best pregnancy discrimination laws in the country. The New [...]

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09.20.2016

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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09.20.2016

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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09.20.2016
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