Division of Human Rights Issues No Probable Cause Finding Dismissing Claim of Age Discrimination

The New York State Division of Human Rights (“SDHR”) issued a “no probable cause” finding on a claim that a County employee was terminated based on her age.   Heather Dechert represented the County against allegations that the employee was denied proper training; issued counseling memos and negative performance evaluations; and, ultimately terminated, due to her age.  Based on its investigation, the SDHR determined that there was not sufficient evidence to conclude that the Complainant was subject to any adverse action because of her age.  The evidence instead supported the County’s legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons for terminating the...

Partner Jeremy Colby recently argued on appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Partner Jeremy Colby recently argued on appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a former prosecutor accused of improperly questioning a child witness whose grand jury testimony was recorded via videotape.  The Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment by Judge Siragusa of the Western District of New York dismissing the remaining claims (most claims were dismissed on an earlier motion to dismiss).  The decision is available at: Dieter v. Quintilone, 18-1377-cv (2d Cir. 2019)   Mr. Colby chairs the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice...

Peter Veech joins Webster Szanyi LLP

Webster Szanyi LLP is pleased to announce that Peter Veech has joined the firm and will be a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Veech is a graduate of University at Buffalo School of Law.