I created a facebook page: Freedom Outside of Work - Marilyn Tagocon v. JP Morgan Chase.
Many thanks to those who like this facebook page. It includes links to articles I have written about the case. I posted links to news items and other internet posts; I refuted inaccuracies and clarified misconceptions. For the benefit of other private employees who blog or who post comments on the Internet, I included information I did not know about until after I was fired: The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), New York Labor Law Article 7 Section 201-d, and related articles.
The discovery stage of the case has just passed. Of the 239,831 JPMC 2010 employees, I know of no other who openly objected to JPMC's outside-work speech infringement.
The civil justice system is unaffordable. A lawyer’s fee is $400.00+ per hour. It is my understanding that if there is no settlement after a court-mandated mediation, one could end up paying for the cost of the justice system procedures associated with the case.
The law firm representing me is getting paid on a contingent-fee basis. If the firm advises me to settle, I would be forced to, because I don't want to force the firm into representing me when I cannot pay the usual $400+ per hour fee. But I have made my terms clear: I am not going to take down anything I have written about the case, and what I refused to do while employed at JPMC, I cannot do at any point in time.
I worked on a consulting job for the last quarter of last year. I found another consulting job this year. Almost two months into the job, I was offered permanent employment – I pray it materializes. I am doing my best; I pray that God will do the rest.