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Filed pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Nicole Miller

Mr. Wigdor represented Wendy Simchi-Levi in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller and her eponymous retail clothing company. As alleged, despite her glowing reviews, when Ms. Simchi-Levi disclosed her pregnancy to Ms. Miller, she became the target of an ongoing campaign of harassment and discrimination intended to discourage her from returning to work after birth. The…
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Filed sexual harassment lawsuit against data management firm Exusia, Inc.

Mr. Wigdor represented Amy Green, an employee at data management firm Exusia, Inc., in connection with her claims of sexual harassment and retaliation against Exusia Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Silver. As alleged in the Complaint, within hours of receiving notice that Ms. Green had retained counsel in relation to the sexual harassment, Mr. Silver significantly reduced Ms.…
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Filed pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Bayer

Mr. Wigdor represented former Bayer Vice President Dr. Irene Laurora in a pregnancy retaliation lawsuit against the company. Dr. Laurora was awarded “Working Mother of the Year” in light of her dedication to helping new mothers overcome the discriminatory environment in the corporate workforce. However, as alleged, when Dr. Laurora spoke out about Bayer’s decision to discriminate against a pregnant…
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Traveled to Kenya on pro bono trip with Lawyers Without Borders

Mr. Wigdor, along with two Wigdor LLP associates, travelled to Kenya to join a Lawyers Without Borders initiative addressing wildlife poaching in Kenya. Wigdor LLP joined a team of two attorneys from Shearman & Sterling LLP who also participated in the initiative. Poaching is a major issue in Kenya and surrounding countries. In Kenya, the majority of poaching targets elephants…
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Filed age, race and gender discrimination lawsuit against The New York Times

Mr. Wigdor represented the plaintiffs in a class action against The New York Times Company, its president and CEO Mark Thomson, and Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Office Meredith Levien for fostering “an environment rife with discrimination based on age, race and gender” The Complaint alleged that two employees working in the Times’s Advertising division, who were both black…
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Represented Executive Director of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) in gender discrimination & retaliation lawsuit against former CCRB Chairman Richard Emery

On April 12, 2016 Wigdor LLP filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court on behalf of Plaintiffs, Mina Malik and Dr. Robia Charles against Defendants Richard Emery, Chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (“CCRB”) and the City of New York alleging gender based discrimination and retaliatory employment practices. Ms. Malik is the Executive Director of the CCRB and Dr.…
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Filed sexual orientation discrimination & retaliation lawsuit against Perry Ellis

Mr. Wigdor represented Joseph T. Cook, a gay senior executive at fashion company Perry Ellis in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the Company. The Complaint alleged that Oscar Feldenkreis, the Company President and Chief Operating Officer subjected Mr. Cook to highly offensive homophobic, racial and ethnic slurs. The Complaint further asserts that when Mr. Cook gained the courage to…
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Filed lawsuit on behalf of Delhi woman who was raped by her Uber driver

Mr. Wigdor has been at the forefront of sexual assault litigation against Uber Technologies, Inc. In early 2015, represented the Delhi rape victim in a lawsuit against the rideshare company.  The case received worldwide media attention and led Delhi authorities to temporarily ban Uber from operating in the city. Uber later introduced a “panic button” to its app in India…