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Look Sharp Dry Cleaners in Bowling Green fires employee for being a nursing mother, EEOC charge alleges

By Tamara Holder |

This week, The Law Firm of Tamara N. Holder, LLC filed an EEOC charge on behalf of our client, against Look Sharp, a Bowling Green dry cleaning company, for discrimination after the company’s owner, Trae Hill, terminated a new mother from employment because the job was “not the healthiest environment for someone still nursing… Read More »

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GUILTY: NorthShore University HealthSystem/Swedish Covenant gynecologist pleads guilty to sexually abusing our client

By Tamara Holder |

A former NorthShore University HealthSystem/Swedish Covenant obstetrics and gynecology doctor – Fabio Ortega, 75 – has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting one of our clients, and another woman, during closed-door exams, in 2016 and 2017. In exchange for his plea of guilty, to two counts of felony Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Ortega was sentenced… Read More »

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GFL Environmental, Inc. claims it does not have employees or do business in Tennessee, despite Waste Industries merger

By Tamara Holder |

According to a federal lawsuit The Law Firm of Tamara N. Holder, LLC filed on behalf of Heather Cummins, our client alleges she became an employee of publicly-traded GFL after it purchased Waste Industries, including her Clarksville, Tennessee location. Now, in GFL’s attempt to be dismissed from the case, Vice President and General Counsel Mindy Gilbert filed an affidavit stating:… Read More »

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Tennessee woman to challenge no-rehire, confidentiality and non-compete clauses in sexual harassment case against GFL Environmental

By Tamara Holder |

Our former employee of a publicly-traded, Toronto-based waste management company is suing the company for telling her that she would have to resign and “agree” to never work for the company again if she wanted compensation for being sexually harassed on the job. Ms. Heather Cummins – who was hired by Waste Industries, in 2018, before… Read More »

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NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTHSYSTEM SETTLES WITH 3 VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY OB/GYN FABIO ORTEGA

By Tamara Holder |

NorthShore University HealthSystem has settled with three more of our clients who claim they were sexually assaulted by Dr. Fabio Ortega, an OB/GYN who practiced at NorthShore’s Skokie, Evanston and Lincolnwood offices, and Evanston Hospital. One NorthShore University HealthSystem patient alleged she was sexually assaulted by Dr. Ortega at Evanston Hospital just house after… Read More »

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ILLINOIS GOV. J.B. PRITZKER PARDONS THREE OF OUR CLIENTS

By Tamara Holder |

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has pardoned three of our clients! Client A was convicted of felony possession of marijuana many years ago. He has since married, had children, and cares for his elderly parents. Our client was facing deportation for this non-violent crime. If deported, he would have lost his entire family, and his… Read More »

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LAWSUIT: NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTHSYSTEM ALLOWED GYNECOLOGIST TO WORK WHILE KNOWING HE WAS UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT

By Tamara Holder |

THE LAW FIRM OF TAMARA N. HOLDER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MICHAEL REINSDORF (CHICAGO BULLS), TOM RICKETTS (CHICAGO CUBS) AMONG BIG CHICAGO NAMES ON NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTHSYSTEM BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHILE HOSPITAL GROUP HARBORED SEXUAL PREDATOR GYNECOLOGIST NorthShore’s top officials knew that Fabio Ortega was under criminal investigation for sexual assault, had history of complaints,… Read More »

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34-person lawsuit filed against Twin Peaks Restaurants, alleges exploitation of young women, race and sexual orientation discriminaton

By Tamara Holder |

Chicago-based attorney, Tamara Holder, of The Law Firm of Tamara N. Holder, LLC, and their co-counsel, filed suit in the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of 34 former “Twin Peaks Girls” who worked at Twin Peaks Restaurants Illinois and Texas locations. Additionally, the firms filed requests to arbitrate for an additional 19 women… Read More »

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GOV. PRITZKER PARDONS OUR CLIENT’S STOLEN VEHICLE & FORGERY FELONY CONVICTIONS

By Tamara Holder |

Illinois Governor Pritzker recently granted our client clemency, in the form of a pardon with the authorization to expunge, for his felony forgery and felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle convictions. Since these convictions, almost 25 years ago, our client has married, become a father, gone to college and graduate school, and become… Read More »

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6 ADDITIONAL LAWSUITS TO BE FILED AGAINST NORTHSHORE FOR HARBORING INDICTED GYNECOLOGIST FABIO ORTEGA

By Tamara Holder |

The Law Firm of Tamara N. Holder, LLC has given notice to NorthShore University HealthSystem that we will be filing six (6) additional lawsuits as soon as the courts reopen following the coronavirus pandemic. We allege NorthShore, as well as Swedish Covenant Hospital, allowed gynecologist Fabio Ortega to operate unchecked, and disguise his sexual… Read More »

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