On July 8, 2020, we filed Morgan Wood v. New Mexico Public Defender Department and Bennett Baur, Chief Public Defender, an action under the New Mexico Whistleblower Protection Act ("NMWPA"), New Mexico Fair Pay for Women Act ("NMFPWA"), and New Mexico Human Rights Act ("NMHRA") in the County of Santa Fe, First Judicial District Court. … Continue reading Morgan Wood v. New Mexico Public Defender Department and Bennett Baur, Chief Public Defender
In a surprising 6-3 majority opinion, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the United States Supreme Court has held terminating an employee for being homosexual or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, former Director of Funds Troy Statczar sued Thornburg Investment Management, Inc. and CEO Jason Brady for firing him after he accurately suspected and reported CEO Brady's affair with a direct subordinate. Top companies for years have issued policies against such supervisor/subordinate relationships, firing even CEO's who violate them. But Thornburg has gone the other route, firing the employee who reports the affair. Despite basing in New Mexico, where the Supreme Court has held such supervisor/subordinate relationships illegal since 1996, Thornburg and Brady fired Mr. Statczar mere days after his last of several reports to management and Human Resources about the affair and Thornburg not consistently policing such relationships. In 25 years as a Mutual Fund professional, Troy Staczar had never received a single write-up or disciplinary action, until he called out Brady's illegal affair.
On September 27, 2019, we filed Barbara Lopez v. City of Santa Fe, John Muñoz, AFSCME Local 3999, and Michelle Gutierrez, an action under the New Mexico Whistleblower Protection Act ("NMWPA"), in the County of Santa Fe, First Judicial District Court. View the Complaint here. Persons with information may reach us via our Contact Form. … Continue reading Barbara Lopez v. City of Santa Fe, John Muñoz, AFSCME Local 3999, and Michelle Gutierrez
Below are press links regarding our recent lawsuits, Christa Valdez and Madeleine Lauve v. International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees ("IATSE"), IATSE Local 480, and Jon B. Hendry and Michelle Labounty v. IATSE, IATSE Local 480, and Jon B. Hendry. #timesup Suit Accuses NM Union Leader of Sexual HarassmentOne of New Mexico’s most prominent union … Continue reading Santa Fe ‘Time’s Up’ Lawsuits