Loeb & Loeb is pleased to announce that the firm, alongside The Legal Aid Society, secured a $400,000 settlement for pro bono client Monica Cardenas, a former employee of the Automatic Meter Reading Corporation (AMRC), in an employee sexual harassment and hostile work environment case.
The legal battle against Jerome Fund, owner of AMRC, began in 2011 with the filing of a complaint with the New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). During a three-year period, Ms. Cardenas was repeatedly harassed by Fund after being promoted to AMRC’s office manager in 2008 and becoming Fund’s direct report. Loeb was retained to enforce the monetary judgment that Ms. Cardenas received, and to provide representation of Ms. Cardenas throughout the Surrogate’s Court proceeding concerning the solvency of Mr. Fund’s estate. After a decade-long uphill battle, Ms. Cardenas received a settlement of $400,000.
“We are delighted that Monica has obtained long-overdue justice, and we were honored to stand side-by-side with The Legal Aid Society to support her as she finally resolved this matter,” said Loeb associate Lindsay Feuer, who also led the Loeb pro bono team.
In addition to Feuer, the Loeb team that represented Ms. Cardenas in the matter included partner Gregory Schwed and associate Brandon Zamudio.
For more information, please see the press release.