August 5, 1993
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Alan Banov, Esq.
1920 M Street, NW
RE: Gary Freedman v. Akin, Gump, Hauer & Feld
Dear Mr. Banov:
I telephoned your office on Wednesday afternoon, August 4, 1993 to inquire about obtaining legal representation in the above-referenced matter.
My employment was terminated on October 29, 1991 by the law firm of Akin Gump three working days after I complained to members of management that I was being harassed. On February 4, 1992 I filed a Complaint with the D.C. Department of Human Rights (DOHR), which Complaint is pending. On June 30, 1993 DOHR issued a no probable cause determination, which I have appealed with the enclosed pleading.
I have obtained incontrovertible, documentary evidence (appended to the enclosed pleading) that the termination was pretextual in that it was based on evidence fabricated by my former employer that I suffered from a serious mental disorder. The termination violated both the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, as well as the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Also, my former employer’s action in fabricating evidence that I was paranoid and potentially violent is defamatory. A coworker, unlawfully terminated on April 9, 1992, has filed an action against Akin Gump in federal court under Title VII (a copy of that employee’s Complaint is enclosed).
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