Intesa Ruling Allows NYC Workplace Law To Flex Its Muscles

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT) -- New York's top court on Thursday revived a $10 million discrimination claim brought under New York City law against Intesa Sanpaolo SpA by a banker suffering from depression who was fired after declining to give a date for a return to work, a ruling lawyers say bolsters city plaintiffs' pleading power beyond those trying to bring cases under federal or state statutes.

Lawyers said the New York State Court of Appeals decision allowing Giuseppe Romanello, who says he should have been given at least a provisional...
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