A former associate general counsel and vice president for the Miami Heat alleges in a federal lawsuit that the NBA team and its top lawyer retaliated against her after she adopted a baby and took maternity leave. 

Vered Yakovee worked in the Heat’s legal department from March 2015 until December 2019, when the organization’s president of business operations called her into his office and “told her she was terminated, and to go home immediately,” according to a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month in Miami. 

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