On May 10, 2021, Plaintiff Jose L. Martinez filed a Complaint against UDG Management LLC and Dr. Jeong Hoon Kim in the Supreme Court of New York, County of New York, which is assigned index number 154528/2021.
Claims in the lawsuit:
The lawsuit alleges the following causes of action:
- National Origin and Race Discrimination under the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) and the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”). The Complaint alleges Defendants discriminated against Plaintiff on the basis of his national origin and race because they fired him based on the belief that he was hiring only those who are of the same national origin and race as him.
- Association Discrimination under the NYSHRL and NYCHRL. The Complaint alleges Defendants discriminated against Plaintiff by terminating him because of his association with individuals he hired.
- Unpaid Wages under the New York Labor Law. The Complaint alleges that Defendants failed to pay Plaintiff for the last two weeks of his employment and failed to pay him at his increased salary of $100,000.
- Breach of Contract. The Complaint alleges that Defendants breached its employment contract with Plaintiff by failing to reimburse him for business-related expenses.
On May 10, 2021, the Complaint was filed.
On September 7, 2021, Defendants filed an Answer to the Complaint.
Discovery is ongoing.
*This update is based solely on information that is publicly available and is current as of February 4, 2022.