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NELA Impact Fund Amicus Brief_Acosta v. Austin Electrical Servs. (9th Cir.)

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, NELA joined a coalition of civil and employee rights organizations in filing an amicus brief in support of the Plaintiff-Appellees in Acosta v. Austin Electrical Services , pending currently in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This case concerns the...

Acosta v. Austin Electrical Servs_NELA Impact Fund Amicus Brief_9th Cir_102318.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Palmer v. Canadian National Railway & Illinois Central Railroad Company (ARB)

On August 3, 2016, NELA, joined by the Truckers Justice Center, Teamsters for a Democratic Union, and General Drivers, Warehousemen & Helpers Local No. 89, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) in support of whistleblower...

Palmer_ARB_NELA Amicus Brief_080316.pdf


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NELA Joins MWELA to Challenge the So-Called "Honest Belief" Defense in the Fourth Circuit

On October 26, 2015, NELA joined the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of the Plaintiff-Appellant in Sharif v. United Airlines, Inc. Mr. Sharif, who worked as a...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Sharif v. United Airlines (4th Circuit)

On October 26, 2015, NELA joined the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of the Plaintiff-Appellant in Sharif v. United Airlines, Inc . Drawing on an extensive line of cases...

Sharif v United Airlines_4th Cir_NELA MWELA Amicus Brief_Final_102615.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Travers v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (6th Circuit)

On March 3, 2014, NELA filed an amicus curiae brief in Travers v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in support of plaintiff Patricia Travers who was wrongfully terminated in violation of the ADA and in retaliation for taking FMLA...

Amicus Brief 03.03.14 Final.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: DeMasters v. Carilion Clinic (4th Circuit)

On February 25, 2014, NELA filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of plaintiff DeMasters who was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for using established internal complaint mechanisms to notify Carilion Clinic about the sexual harassment...

DeMasters v. Carilion Clinic_NELA Amicus Brief.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Lawson v. FMR LLC (U.S. Supreme Court)

NELA and the Government Accountability Project argue in this amicus brief that the remedial nature of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) calls for broad and inclusive application, which is necessary to prevent a crisis in the mutual fund industry, such as the one that occurred in the banking sector...

NELAAmicus_Lawson_final_08 07 2013.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: University of Texas Southwest Medical Center v. Nassar (Supreme Court)

Summary of NELA’s Amicus Brief: The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized that to effectively enforce Title VII’s substantive protections, Title VII’s antiretaliation provision must be broadly interpreted to ensure unfettered access to statutory remedial mechanisms. ...

12-484 bsac National Employment Lawyers Association et al.pdf