Layoffs of Older Employees

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 by Console Mattiacci Law, LLC

Older workers often lose their jobs as a result of a company’s group reduction-in-force, otherwise known as a “RIF. ” Other times the job loss is due to an individual wrongful termination or lay-off. Federal and state laws provide protection to employees to safeguard against discrimination. One of the forms of discrimination that employees are…

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Your Employer Denied Your FMLA. What Now?

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 by Console Mattiacci Law, LLC

The Family and Medical Leave Act provides crucial support to employees who need to take time off from work to take care of themselves or a family member. If an employer is covered by the FMLA compliance is not voluntary. Unfortunately, some workers are unlawfully denied FMLA leave or retaliated against for taking it. As…

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On January 18, 2019, a $400,000 judgment was entered in favor of Patricia Atanasio and against Matt-Bri, Inc. d/b/a Brian’s Harley-Davidson in the case she filed based on sex discrimination and retaliation. Ms. Atanasio’s complaint sets forth detailed facts regarding sexual harassment as well as retaliation after she complained about harassment, which includes her employment…

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Stephen G. Console Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by Console Mattiacci Law, LLC

Console Mattiacci Law is proud to announce that Stephen G. Console, the founding partner of the firm, has been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Steve has over 36 years of practice and has been at the forefront for fighting for, and expanding, the rights of employees who are the victims of…

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We are proud to announce that Console Mattiacci Law attorney, Ortal (Tuli) Mendelawe, has been chosen to co-lead a group of 60 University of Pennsylvania Law School students on a one-week trip to Israel in March to explore the Israel-Palestine conflict. Tuli, who is Jewish-Israeli and a Penn Law LLM graduate, created the itinerary and organized the trip…

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Console Mattiacci Law’s Cases Against Ikea

Posted on Dec 05, 2018 by Console Mattiacci Law, LLC

Console Mattiacci Law has filed two collective action lawsuits against IKEA, alleging that IKEA has a systemic pattern and practice of denying development and advancement opportunities to its employees age 40 and over because of their age. If conditional certification is granted, current employees of IKEA who are similarly situated will be able to opt…

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Console Mattiacci Law Alleges Age Discrimination Against AT&T

Posted on Dec 05, 2018 by Console Mattiacci Law, LLC

Console Mattiacci Law has filed several lawsuits against AT&T, alleging age discrimination in connection with placing older employees on surplus status, terminating older employees’ employment, and failing to provide older employees with accurate information as required by the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA).  These claims follow Console Mattiacci Law’s successful jury verdict on January…

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Console Mattiacci Law Defeats Comcast’s Motion To Compel Arbitration

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 by Console Mattiacci Law, LLC

Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Comcast’s motion to compel its former employee, Erica Miller, to arbitrate her disability discrimination claims. Ms. Miller’s complaint alleges that the company terminated her employment for false reasons, after over seven years of service, shortly after and as a result of her need for…

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A unanimous jury in Philadelphia federal court found in favor of Stephen Middlebrooks and concluded that he was retaliated against and subject to a retaliatory hostile work environment by Teva Pharmaceuticals for complaining about age and national origin (bias against US workers). The jury awarded: $200,000 for emotional distress damages; $332,000 in back pay; $450,000…

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