4/12/2016 – 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. Robia Charles is the CCRB’s Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Strategic Initiatives. Allegations include that: Mr. Emery referred to female plaintiffs as “pu****s;” the New York City Equal Employment Opportunity Office sat on Ms. Malik’s complaint for unlawful discrimination and retaliation for five months and took no action; Mr. Emery started to take retaliatory actions in response to Ms. Malik’s formal complaint and began to undermine her authority and limit her responsibilities; Mr. Emery subjected Dr. Charles (who is currently pregnant and expecting in June) to discriminatory and retaliatory action immediately after she filed a formal complaint of unlawful discrimination and retaliation; Mr. Emery started to lay the groundwork for Plaintiffs’ terminations.

Mr. Emery resigned just one day after the lawsuit was filed.