Dear Costanzo Law Firm, APC:
Recently my significant other suffered an extreme form of abuse by her employer which ended in her being unfairly singled out for complaining and was subsequently laid off. It seems as though that since the valley had been in a state of “bust” for over a decade, some employers have taken full advantage of such.
Since the valley has very little union representation, most are at the mercy of their employer’s ethics and integrity with only state laws for protection as a back up. It is understandable that times have been hard for both the employer and the employee however there are those that push the limits of ethics with impunity. This was such a case. My significant other is a quiet and diminutive female that is uncomfortable with dealing confrontationally. She was openly sexually harassed and equally shunned by other female coworkers who felt that they were less attractive. She also had been seriously ill and needed to take time off and was punished for this. She felt lost and powerless. Once she had been laid off, she came to me with the open truth of what happened and I was outraged as I also have seen this disturbing trend among certain employers. We had decided that enough was enough and this could not be allowed to stand. It takes courage and resolution to fight back against such abuses as the odds are not in your favor. I had a friend who is an attorney that at one time dealt in employer law. He referred me to a previous associate who then referred us to the Costanzo Law Firm, APC. We met with them and they were sympathetic and honest in their analysis of the situation. In the end, they agreed to take the case under very reasonable terms. They worked diligently against a large and well known corporation that possessed the resources to easily fight our case. We had evidence and were unwavering in our quest for justice. Although it took some time, the firm brought the case to a successful and agreeable conclusion and I thank them for their persistence and integrity. This was a horrible experience that unfortunately happens much more than it should and its good to know that there is hope and someone out there to make it right. Thank you for showing my significant other that the good guys can win. I heartily recommend this firm.