Charlie Pieterse and Michael Battema spoke at the Institute for Paralegal Education’s seminar, “The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals.” Charlie and Michael’s topic was “Ethical Perils in the Probate Process.”
The Firm obtained a favorable decision in a discrimination proceeding before the New York State Division of Human Rights, resulting in the dismissal of the charge. Our client, which maintains offices in Connecticut and New York, was charged with engaging in an unlawful discriminatory practice based on the employee’s gender, pregnancy and alleged disability following its termination of her employment in September 2016. The Firm denied the charge and submitted substantial evidence of the circumstances leading to the employee’s termination. Following its investigation, the Division of Human Rights concluded that there was no probable cause to believe that our client had engaged in an unlawful discriminatory practice, and dismissed the complaint. Jim Riley handled the matter for the Firm.