Labor & Employment

Ex-MoFo Secretary Claims Associate Threatened to Bring Uzi to Work


Among the accusations hurled in a wrongful termination suit filed last month, a former Morrison & Foerster secretary claims that one of the firm’s associates once threatened to bring an Uzi to work and kill people if a fax wasn’t located.

The secretary, Aileen Martinez, specifically accuses Mimi Yang of making the threat, according to the suit (PDF) filed in San Francisco Superior Court. Legal Pad had the story.

The incident is alleged to have left Martinez, who’d been working at the firm in 1982 when a man entered her building and shot and killed workers in another office, fearful and panicky.

“Ms. Martinez developed extreme anxiety, panic and real fear that Ms. Yang would follow through with her threat,” the suit complains. In addition to reporting the incident to superiors at the time, the suit says Martinez filed a police report and took disability leave.

Neither Yang’s lawyer nor the lawyer for Martinez commented for the Legal Pad post.

Martinez had been at the firm for 28 years when she lost her job in a round of layoffs last January.

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