Kevin represents an executive producer of an upcoming motion picture who alleges that he was subject to sexual harassment, including threats of violence, by the president of a newly-formed film production company. The action is pending in New York State Supreme Court.
Kevin Mintzer is regularly quoted in the media concerning cases in which he is representing a party. Journalists also frequently call on his expertise regarding employment law, discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, among other topics. Kevin’s recent media appearances include the following:
The New York Post editorial board quotes Kevin regarding the unjustified appointment of Sheldon Silver’s former counsel to the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
Kevin provides expert commentary to NBC News regarding the sexual harassment and retaliation case brought against the head of Fox News.
Kevin represents, along with co-counsel, the former Director of Toxicology at the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office, who alleges, among other claims, that she was forced out of her position in violation of the First Amendment because she sought transparency about the use of a controversial DNA testing technique.
The New York Post interviews Kevin about the intersection between employee rights and personal social media use.
Represented two former food preparers at a well known Manhattan restaurant who claimed that they were fired because of their pregnancies and pregnancy-related medical conditions.
Daily News, November 6, 2014, Bronx NYPD Cop Accused of Harassment — Including Groping Women and Exposing Himself — By 3 Female Officers in Lawsuit
Kevin Mintzer, along with co-counsel, represented three women New York City police officers who alleged that they were subject to egregious sexual harassment by a their supervisor, a Lieutenant with the NYPD. The action was filed in federal court in Manhattan and settled for a total of $1,250,000.
New York Times, August 4, 2012, Lawmaker Is Censured Over Sexual Harassment
CBS New York, June 6, 2013, Vito Lopez Sexual Harassment Accusers File Suit Against Him, Assembly Speaker Silver
Reuters, June 10, 2014, Top N.Y. Lawmaker Must Face Harassment Suit Against Ex-Assemblyman
The New York Times, CBS, Reuters and numerous other media extensively reported on the claims made by two women who alleged they were sexually harassed by former New York State Assemblymember Vito Lopez. Kevin Mintzer represented the two plaintiffs in their lawsuits against Lopez, the New York State Assembly, and the former Speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver. The cases settled for a combined total of $580,00.
The Boston Globe has reported on a lawsuit filed by a Chinese-American human rights activist who has has sued her former employer for discriminating against her on the basis of her religious beliefs. Kevin Mintzer and co-counsel represent the plaintiff in an action that is pending in federal court in Brooklyn.
The Wall Street Journal recently quoted Kevin Mintzer as an employment law expert regarding an age discrimination case filed against a large New York City law firm. Click here to read more.