Cynthia A. Augello

Cynthia A. Augello

Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Employers Can be Liable For Acts of Anonymous Harassers

A recent federal court case emphasized an important lesson for all companies to consider: employers are under an obligation to investigate employee complaints of a hostile work environment even if the identity of the harasser...more

7/27/2015 - Civil Rights Act Employer Liability Issues Good Faith Harassment Hostile Environment Race Discrimination Title VII

Jury Awards Ex-Intern $18 million for Attacks by her CEO Boss

In recent headlines, private equity CEO, Benjamin Wey, was found liable for defaming, sexually harassing and retaliating against former New York Global Group Intern Hanna Bouveng. The jury awarded her $2 million in...more

7/13/2015 - Anti-Harassment Policies Defamation Email Employment Policies Harassment Hiring & Firing Internships Popular Retaliation Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment Wrongful Termination

Second Circuit Adopts EEOC’s Rule On Harassment By A Nonemployee

In a recent opinion, the Second Circuit adopted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) rule imputing employer liability when a worker reports harassment by a nonemployee. The case, Summa v. Hofstra Univ., 2013...more

3/14/2013 - Adverse Employment Action EEOC Harassment Non-Employees Retaliation

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

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