Cynthia A. Augello

Cynthia A. Augello

Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Onionhead: Do Firings Over a Non-Religious Practice Violate Title VII?

A Syosset, New York company is being charged with violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act after employees claimed they were fired for not participating in the belief system of the employer. It appears to be a clear...more

7/10/2014 - Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Onionhead Religious Discrimination Title VII

Age Discrimination Claims Under The Equal Protection Clause? The Supreme Court Will Decide

The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari to consider the question of “[w]hether the Seventh Circuit erred in holding, in an acknowledged departure from the rule in at least four other circuits, that state and local...more

3/28/2013 - ADEA Age Discrimination Discrimination Equal Protection SCOTUS

Student Awarded $1 Million In Student Harassment Case Against School District

On December 3, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the District Court’s decision that the Pine Plains Central School District violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....more

12/13/2012 - Bullying Discrimination Harassment Racial Discrimination Students Title VII

Message To Employers: When Terminating An Employee Never Mention Anything Relating To The Employee’s Age

Employers should carefully prepare what they say to employees who they intend to terminate before actually saying it. Often, employers use terms that should be excluded from their vocabulary when in those delicate situations....more

12/10/2012 - ADEA Age Discrimination Discrimination Hiring & Firing Termination

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