June 8, 2012
A federal district court cited Professor Rick Rossein’s treatise, Employment Discrimination Law and Litigation, in a May 29 judgment in Stone v. Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. The judgment adopted Rossein’s view on a disclosure and waiver issue in the context of employment arbitration and the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) in an investor case litigated under FINRA.
Prof. Rossein teaches the Equality Concentration and courses on employment discrimination, and is a faculty member of the Law School’s Worker, Employment, Labor Program (WELP). His extensive background in civil rights and employment law includes work at the National Employment Law Project, Queens Legal Services, New York City Bureau of Labor Services, and New York City Commission on Human Rights. He drafted an affirmative action plan for the City of New York and was appointed by Mayor David N. Dinkins to a four-year term as Commissioner of the City of New York Equal Employment Practices Commission and by Governor Mario Cuomo to serve on his Task Force on Sexual Harassment. He was appointed the Independent EEO Compliance Consultant pursuant to the federal court Remedial Order in the case of U.S. v. City of New York, after the court found racial discrimination against the New York City Fire Department.