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First Thursday, April 2017

LRIS Podcast

This month’s cases: Curious Court Decision Overturning Arbitrator’s Opinion, Forest Preserve District of Cook County v. Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, 33 PERI ¶ 91 (lll. App. 2017); Use Of Private Cell Phone Can Create Public Record, City of San Jose v. Superior Court, 2017 WL 818506 (Cal. 2017); Random Drug Testing For Corrections Employees Upheld, Washington v. Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas, 2017 WL 474322…

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New York City Settles Harassment Suit by Paying $1.25 Million to 3 Female Police Officers

NEW YORK, NY – The City of New York has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by three female police officers against a lieutenant in the 44th Precinct in the Bronx, the officers’ lawyers said on Wednesday. The lieutenant, Alexander Rojas, 44, had been accused in the lawsuit of groping the officers, exposing himself, showing them explicit videos and photographs of himself, and…

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Firefighter Awarded $183,000 In Sexual Harassment Cases Against City

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – A female Albuquerque firefighter was awarded $183,000 in damages Friday after a jury ruled in her favor in a lawsuit that accused fellow city firefighters of sexual harassment. The 2nd Judicial District Court jury found the city violated the New Mexico Human Rights Act and that firefighter Adele Parker, who also goes by Adele Ortega, should receive $175,000 for pain and suffering and about $8,000 for…

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