In the Media

A recognized expert in his field, Kevin Mintzer has regularly been quoted in the press on employment law matters, including in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the New York Post and Newsday. He has also appeared on national and local television programs. His recent media appearances include the following:

She Was Fired After Raising Questions About a DNA Test. Now She’s Getting $1 Million.

April 23, 2019

The New York Times and the New York Daily News cover the $1 million settlement of Dr. Marina Stajic’s First Amendment retaliation suit against the City of New York and the New York City Chief Medical Examiner. Dr. Stajic was the long-time Director of the Toxicology Laboratory at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. The resolution is believed to be one of the largest settlements of a First Amendment employment dispute in New York. Kevin Mintzer was lead counsel for Dr. Stajic.

 

New York Times

New York Daily News

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Cosby accuser dies, but lawsuit will live on

January 30, 2019

In an article in the New York Post concerning the passing of one of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims, Kevin Mintzer provides expert commentary concerning whether a sexual assault lawsuit may proceed if the plaintiff dies.

New York Post

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Legislature to hold sexual harassment hearing

January 17, 2019

The Albany Times Union discusses the New York Legislature’s upcoming hearings on sexual harassment in the workplace, which is the first such hearing in 27 years. Kevin Mintzer comments on the need to remedy the disparity between the legal protections against sexual harassment in New York City and the rest of New York State.

 

Albany Times Union

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Harvey Weinstein Tries to Have Criminal Case Against Him Dismissed, Civil Case Stayed

December 12, 2018

Along with co-counsel, Kevin Mintzer represents an actress who claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her while they were supposed to be meeting to discuss a television project. In response to Weinstein’s efforts to have the criminal charges against him dismissed and the civil case stayed, our brief, quoted by the New York Daily News, argued that the “criminal accusations that have been leveled against Weinstein are not a shield that he can wield to deflect and delay civil liability.”

 

New York Daily News

 

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Medical Examiner Blasted Toxicologist For Challenging DNA Test

October 21, 2018

The Post summarizes the latest developments in the whistleblower retaliation suit against the New York City’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). The plaintiff, represented Kevin Mintzer and co-counsel, alleges that she pushed for OCME to disclose the scientific basis of its controversial DNA analysis program, and as a result she was fired from her job as the head of OCME’s toxicology laboratory after 29 years of service. The court recently rejected the OCME’s effort to have the case dismissed, and a trial is scheduled for the spring.

 

New York Post

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How to Navigate 6 Tricky Work Situations

August 21, 2018

In a practical article discussing how employees should handle themselves when faced with difficult situations in the workplace, Real Simple magazine quotes Kevin Mintzer on the subject of when is the right time to inform human resources of a plan to resign or retire. (Spoiler: Not until you are ready to leave.)

 

Real Simple Magazine

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CBS News Accused of “Sexist Double Standards” in Discrimination Dispute

May 4, 2018

The Hollywood Reporter discusses the ongoing sex discrimination lawsuit between CBS News and a former associate director of the CBS Evening News, represented by Kevin Mintzer. The article extensively quotes Mr. Mintzer’s submission to the federal district court concerning evidence of CBS’ alleged gender bias and destruction of emails.

The Hollywood Reporter

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Taking on Harassment in Albany

March 29, 2018

The #MeToo movement has spurred policymakers to strengthen sexual harassment laws. On March 29, 2018, Kevin appeared as panelist on the NY1 program Inside City Hall to discuss Albany’s culture of harassment and the possibilities for reform.

Spectrum News – NY1

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Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Presents a Threat for Trump — Even if it Doesn’t Succeed

March 7, 2018

Kevin provides expert commentary to the New York Daily News concerning the latest volley in the ongoing legal fight between Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels concerning the non-disclosure agreement that she signed shortly before the 2016 presidential election.

New York Daily News

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HR Is Not Your Friend. Here’s Why

February 17, 2018

In this deeply reported cover story by Fortune Magazine, Kevin helps to explain why employees should not expect their employer’s human resources department to be a source of support or encouragement when making a complaint of discrimination or harassment. Unfortunately,  the employer relations function of human resources is about corporate liability prevention, not employee assistance.

 

Fortune Magazine

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