Latest News: From the New York Fire Department to Walmart, M&S Stands up for Employees Facing Discrimination in the Workplace

M&S Fights for Black Employees Accusing FDNY of Discrimination Stephanie Thomas, a computer specialist with the Fire Department, is one of the seven plaintiffs. Credit: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times Mehri & Skalet filed a lawsuit on behalf of a group of African-American New York Fire Department employees alleging a pattern of racial discrimination that cost them…


Activist Interview: Ellen Eardley, Esq.

Job titles and roles may differ, but a good activist can be spotted by their passion and dedication to their work. Despite how time consuming activism can be, it is not something you get into for recognition or notoriety. Most of us choose our paths of activism based on the impact we want to have…


Griffin woman files complaint against Walmart for anti-pregnancy bias

By Michael E. Kanell – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A Griffin woman has filed legal action against Walmart for company managers’ treatment of her, charging them with discrimination against pregnant workers. In a filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Atlanta, Whitney Tomlinson, 30, a single mother, is asking for an unspecified amount of money…


Wal-Mart faces another pregnancy bias claim at EEOC

Daniel Wiessner Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Monday was hit with the latest in a series of complaints claiming the retail giant denied accommodations to pregnant employees even after it revised its policies in response to previous complaints. The National Women’s Law Center and A Better Balance, a New York-based legal group, filed a charge with…


Job Opportunity: Litigation Associate

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Public-Spirited Law Firm Seeks Litigation Associate OVERVIEW The Washington, D.C. law firm of Mehri & Skalet, PLLC (“M&S”) seeks a litigation associate with 2-4 years of experience.  M&S represents plaintiffs – primarily employees, whistleblowers, consumers, investors, and non-profits – in complex litigation under federal and state law.  The firm engages in class action and impact litigation,…


Latest News: New York Times Magazine Profiles Of Counsel Judge U.W. Clemon as Crusader Against Segregation in Alabama Schools

New York Times Magazine: The Resegregation of Jefferson County In a New York Times Magazine feature article last week, Judge U.W. Clemon describes his experience working on the first school-desegregation case he ever worked on – a case that has carried over to today: “I never envisioned that I would be fighting in 2017 essentially the…


Latest News: Cyrus Mehri Announces Run for NFLPA Exec. Director, Ellen Eardley Returns to M&S, Jay Angoff Defends the ACA and U.W. Clemon Speaks Out On Charlottesville

Cyrus Mehri Announces Bid to Become the NFL Players Association’s Next Executive Director While appearing on HBO’s “Real Sports” with Bryant Gumbel, Cyrus Mehri announced his candidacy for Executive Director of the NFL Players Association. You can view a clip from the interview below: Cyrus Mehri Announces Bid to Head the NFLPA: Real Sports Trailer…


Latest News: M&S Wins Millions for Victims of Volkswagen Pollution, Ends SSA’s Unlawful Seizure of Old Taxpayer Debts

M&S Wins Historic Settlement for Cherokee Nation in Environmental Justice Case Against Volkswagen Group American Indian tribes will receive a $50 million trust account to mitigate pollution from vehicles as part of a historic $14.7 billion settlement from the Volkswagen Group. Mehri & Skalet and co-counsel represented the Cherokee Nation and Eastern Band of Cherokee…