Joseph Brown

Joseph Brown

Hodgson Russ LLP

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New York’s Court of Appeals Makes it Easier to Plead Whistleblower Law Claims

In a decision handed down last week, New York’s highest court ruled that a whistleblower need not plead the specific “law, rule or regulation” the employer allegedly violated to state a cause of action under New York’s...more

5/23/2014 - Corporate Counsel Retaliation Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Warning: An EEOC Position Statement Can and Will Be Used Against Your Company

Why was an employee fired? Was it the company’s change in business focus that rendered the employee’s skill set obsolete? A position statement to the EEOC or a state agency that articulates the employer’s reasons in a poorly...more

12/30/2013 - But For Causation Corporate Counsel EEOC Hiring & Firing Retaliation

Court Finds the Simple Click of a Facebook “Like” Button Is Protected Speech

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that Facebook “likes” are a form of speech entitled to First Amendment protection. While this ruling has no direct impact on private employers in New York, the...more

9/24/2013 - Employee Rights Facebook First Amendment Free Speech Social Media

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