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Hessam Parzivand

New York Law Journal Writes About Significance of Decision Obtained by Parzivand Law Firm Regarding Extraterritoriality of Corporate Whistleblower Retaliation Provisions

On August 29, 2017, a Parzivand Law Firm client received a landmark decision from the Administrative Review Board of the Department of Labor. The client had worked on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and was allegedly terminated in retaliation for reporting fraudulent activities of his company.

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Hessam Parzivand

Could Alzheimer’s Disease Be Protected Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The ADA was established to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not discriminated against. The ADA does not specifically list out disabilities that are covered; instead the ADA defines disability as, “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities…” The ADA also prohibits discrimination based on perceived disabilities that are thought to impair a person’s ability.

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Hessam Parzivand

Parzivand Law Firm Quoted Regarding Case

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack denied accusations that he discriminated against former female employees stating several could not meet his expectations and accountability standards, which led to their terminations or resignations from his office.

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Hessam Parzivand

Groped Employee Who Defended Self From Harrasser Did Not Forfeit Legal Protections

In Speed v. Wes Health System, a Pennsylvania Plaintiff survived dismissal of her suit for retaliatory discharge after she defended herself against a coworker who allegedly sexually harassed her for thirteen months. The employer Wes Health System (“WES”) fired both the harasser and Speed after she struck the harasser on the side of his face when he touched her leg a second time right after she warned him that she would defend herself after the first time.

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Hessam Parzivand

NLRB Decision Allows Employees Use of their Employer’s Email System During Nonworking Time To Talk About Their Working Conditions

On December 11, 2014 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling allowing employees use of their employer’s email system during nonworking time for statutorily protected communications under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). As a result, many employees are now eligible to complain about their work conditions to each other via e-mail with legal protection.

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Hessam Parzivand

Telecommuting Could Be A Reasonable Accommodation

In 2011, Jane Harris, a resale buyer working with Ford Motor Company (“Ford”), filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) alleging that the companies’ denial of her request to work from home (telework)...

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