May 10th, 2016

Patrick Reilly Presents on Landmark Employment Discrimination Case at NCC

On May 4, 2016, Attorney Patrick J. Reilly participated as a speaker for Northampton Community College’s “Update” series. Pat was joined by his former client, Jane Gagliardo, to present “Call to Witness – A True Story of One Woman’s Battle with Disability, Discrimination and a Pharmaceutical Powerhouse”. Pat and Jane addressed a class of 80 students, sharing their journey in taking on a leading pharmaceutical company in an employment discrimination claim. Pat shared his winning approach in achieving a $2.5 million dollar award and changing the law regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. This same case was detailed in a book published in 2013 titled Call to Witness authored by Sherry Blackman.

Update is a community education program aimed at 50+ adults and is offered each spring and fall as a weekly series. Over the past several years, the program has enrolled over 100 students each semester.


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