WJCNY wins trial victory on behalf of Westchester-based construction workers

WJCNY attorneys, representing the plaintiffs in the matter of Bisono et al. v. TDL Restoration et al., won in a jury trial completed on Monday, May 6 following seven days of arguments before the U.S. District Court in White Plains, NY. The jury in this case found in favor of the Plaintiffs, Jose Bisono, Joaquin Vicente and Edgar Mendez, on all questions and awarded the maximum damages permissible for violations of Federal and State labor laws. This is a vindication of the workers' rights and holds their former employer accountable for not paying them their earned wages. Bringing this case was not easy and required tremendous effort from the Plaintiffs, extensive legal work by their attorneys and substantial community support. However, the positive outcome should encourage others who face illegal exploitation to seek justice. Lead WJCNY attorney on the case was legal director Robert McCreanor, joined by WJCNY staff attorneys Maureen Hussain and John Marsella, paralegals Nathalia Rosado-Oliveras and Ken Wolkin, worker rights advocate Cristian Avila and administrative staff Diana Saguilan and Amanda Batista.