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.
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 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.
Newsday’s personal finance columnist quotes Kevin Mintzer’s advice for employees who have recently been fired. Mr. Mintzer gives suggestions for what to do when an employer is not being truthful with the Department of Labor. Click here to read more.
The New York Daily News quotes Kevin Mintzer regarding the inappropriate ways that some employers dismiss their employees. Mr. Mintzer explains that while a firing can be morally wrong or unfair, it does not necessarily support a legal claim by the dismissed employee. Click here to read more.
Renowned Daily News columnist Mike Lupica calls on NBA Commission David Stern to take action against Isiah Thomas and James Dolan following the jury’s verdict in favor of Anucha Browne Sanders, the former Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Operations for the New York Knicks. Mr. Lupica quotes Kevin Mintzer regarding the critical importance of enforcing the anti-retaliation laws, which protect employees who have complained of discrimination or sexual harassment. Click here to read more.