Sexual harassment occurs when an employee is treated differently because of his or her sex. An incident of sexual harassment can easily become entangled with other types of employee rights violations, such as when the victim faces retaliation for how he or she chooses to handle the harassment. There are a number of laws aimed…

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Unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination remains a serious problem in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. According to data provided by the National Partnership for Women & Families, nearly 31,000 cases of pregnancy discrimination were filed with federal and state agencies between 2011 and 2015. Undoubtedly, there are many incidents of pregnancy discrimination in which claims are…

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A qui tam lawsuit is a specific type of whistleblower lawsuit. A qui tam lawsuit is brought by an employee whistleblower who is aware of false claims for the payment of government funds by their employer under the federal False Claims Act or an analogous state statute. Whistleblowers are compensated significantly for informing the government…

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PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 20, 2018 – Console Mattiacci Law, LLC won a unanimous jury verdict in federal court on behalf of former employee, Ruth Briggs, in an age discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment case against Temple University. Ms. Briggs was represented by trial counsel Laura C. Mattiacci, Esquire and Rahul Munshi, Esquire, and assisted…

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Console Mattiacci Law won a unanimous jury verdict in federal court on behalf of former employee, Jack Gerundo, in an age discrimination case against AT&T. Mr. Gerundo, age 66 at the time, alleged that he was terminated by AT&T in connection with a “surplus” event that occurred in March of 2013, which resulted in many…

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On April 24, 2018, Governor Murphy has signed one of the nation’s strongest equal pay bills into law. The new legislation is known as The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, S-104 (“the Allen Act”). The Act amends the New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination. While the main purpose of the law is to close the gender-pay…

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The attorneys at Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, recently attended the Child Advocacy Benefit at the Crystal Tea Room on April 19, 2018. The annual event celebrates the work of the Support Center for Child Advocates and its honorees. The event honored two local community leaders, Ann and Mark Baiada, with the 2018 Judge Lois G.…

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