Szendrey-Ramos v. First Bancorp

United States District Court for Puerto Rico
2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74896 (D.P.R. 2007)


Facts

Szendrey-Ramos (plaintiff) was general counsel for First Bancorp (defendant). She received a report from another law firm alleging that bank officials possibly committed ethical and legal violations in accounting for bulk purchases of mortgages from other financial institutions. She conducted an investigation and concluded that there had been ethical violations and reported her findings to the bank’s outside counsel, along with bank officials and the Board of Directors. Szendrey-Ramos sued under Title VII of federal employment law and Puerto Rico’s laws and constitution when she was fired following these revelations.

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