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In Joyce v. Remark Holdings, Inc. et al, 2022 WL 179839 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 20, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Joyce points to three specific instances to argue that Tao created a hostile work environment. First, when Joyce…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Limited Interactions With Alleged HWE Creator
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In Lively v. Wafra Inv. Advisory Group, Inc., No. 154121/2021, 2022 WL 195735 (N.Y. Sup Ct, N.Y. Cty., Jan. 21, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s age discrimination claim under the New York State Human Rights Law (N.Y. Exec. Law § 290, et seq.) and the New York City Human…

Read More “Advanced Age” Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Alleged Sexual Harassment Was Reason For Termination
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In Tarantul v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., No. 159425/2020, 2022 WL 159587 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 18, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim that defendant failed to engage in a cooperative dialogue, pertaining to an alleged disability, in violation of the New York City Human…

Read More Failure to Plead “Disability” Dooms “Cooperative Dialogue” Claim Under NYC Human Rights Law
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In Tarantul v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., No. 159425/2020, 2022 WL 159587 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 18, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim, asserted under New York City Human Rights Law (N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-107(7), finding that such claim was sufficiently alleged. (The court…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Arising From Complaint of Caregiver-Status Discrimination, Sufficiently Alleged Against NYC Health & Hospitals Corp.
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In Tarantul v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., No. 159425/2020, 2022 WL 159587 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 18, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s “caregiver status” discrimination claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law, finding that such claim was sufficiently alleged. (The…

Read More Caregiver-Status Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against NYC Health & Hospitals Corp.
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In Valdez v. Upper Creston, LLC, 2022 NY Slip Op 00367 (NY App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 20, 2022), a personal injury case, the court unanimously affirmed the lower court’s order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on the issue of liability against defendant. In this premises liability case, the plaintiff (a resident of a…

Read More “Res Ipsa Loquitur” Applies in Personal Injury Case Arising From Collapsing Drain
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In Goldin v. Alphawit LLC, 2022 NY Slip Op 00249 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 13, 2022), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s “religious persecution” claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law and Article 47 of the New York City Health. Plaintiff’s complaint alleged that defendant refused to allow plaintiff’s…

Read More Religious Persecution Claim Dismissed Against School
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In Sedhom v. SUNY Downstate Medical Center, et al., No. 15080, 1555837/17, 2020-04443, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 00292, 2022 WL 150794 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Jan. 18, 2022), the court unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age-based discrimination and hostile work environment claims. In sum, plaintiff contends that defendants discriminated against her and terminated her employment on the…

Read More Age Discrimination Claims Dismissed Against SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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In Samuel v. Devachan Hair and Spa, Inc., No. 150598/2020, 2022 WL 103412 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 05, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a “hybrid” – here, race-plus-gender – discrimination claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Defendants move to dismiss…

Read More Race-Plus-Gender Claim Survives Dismissal Under NYC Human Rights Law
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In National Federation of Independent Business, et al v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, et al, 595 U.S. ___ (Jan. 13, 2022), the U.S. Supreme Court stayed OSHA’s emergency temporary standard that required certain private employers (with at least 100 employees) to require covered workers to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, with an…

Read More SCOTUS Largely Strikes Down Biden/OSHA Vaccine Mandate
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