2020

In Kwong v. City of New York, No. 152932/2013, 2020 WL 7360816 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Dec. 15, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on his hostile work environment claims asserted under the New York State City Human Rights Laws. The court explained: To establish a hostile work…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Derogatory Remarks About Chinese Food
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In Kwong v. City of New York, No. 152932/2013, 2020 WL 7360816 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Dec. 15, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on his national origin discrimination claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. As to whether plaintiff suffered an “adverse employment action”,…

Read More National Origin (Chinese) Discrimination Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Derogatory References to Chinese Food, Accent
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Recent legislation, enacted by the New York City Council, provides what appear to be substantial protections to fast food workers by, e.g., requiring that termination of their employment be for “just cause.” The legislation amends Chapter 12 of Title 20 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York by adding a new subchapter…

Read More NYC Council Enacts Legislation to Provide “Just Cause” Termination Protection to Fast Food Employees
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In Kennedy v. Bernhardt, 2020 WL 7399050 (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 16, 2020), the court, inter alia, declined to apply the “continuing violation doctrine,” and dismissed one of her claims on failure to exhaust and timeliness grounds. After summarizing the law, the court applied it to the facts: Here, the factual allegations in the Complaint do not…

Read More Continuing Violation Doctrine Held Inapplicable in Title VII Sexual Harassment Case
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In Diaz v. Minhas Construction Corp., LLC, No. 2019-11504, 500909/19, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 06496, 2020 WL 6603105 (N.Y. App. Div. 2 Dept. Nov. 12, 2020) – an employment discrimination/sexual harassment case – the court reversed a lower court order denying plaintiff’s motion to compel certain discovery relating to other employees who engaged in conduct…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff Entitled to Other-Employee Discovery
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In Franco v. Hyatt Corp. d/b/a Hyatt Times Square et al, No. 12422, 153152/14, 2019-3451, 2020 WL 7346434 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 15, 2020), the court, inter alia, reversed summary judgment for defendants on plaintiff’s retaliation claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Defendants argue that plaintiff’s separate claim…

Read More Retaliatory Termination Claims Survive Against Hyatt
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In Franco v. Hyatt Corp. d/b/a Hyatt Times Square et al, No. 12422, 153152/14, 2019-3451, 2020 WL 7346434 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 15, 2020), the court, inter alia, reversed summary judgment for defendants on plaintiff’s quid pro quo and hostile work environment sexual harassment claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claims (Quid Pro Quo, Hostile Work Environment) Survive Summary Judgment Against Hyatt
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In Raji v SG Americas Securities, LLC, No. 12583, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 07475, 2020 WL 7250251 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 10, 2020) – an employment discrimination (based on sexual orientation) case – the Appellate Division, First Department held that plaintiff’s claims, in part, were not barred on statute of limitations grounds. The court’s decision…

Read More Dismissal of Federal Action in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case Did Not Render Ensuing State Action Untimelys Not Untimely
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In Taylor v. Baylar, No. 151924/2020, 2020 WL 6435450, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 33610(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 22, 2020), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims for pregnancy discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. As to the state law claim, the court held: Plaintiff’s…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged Under New York’s “Notice Pleading” Standard
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In Jane Doe v. John Doe,[1]Ed. note: I have modified the name of Defendant to “John Doe” in light of (yet without acknowledging any obligation imposed by) the Court’s Order dated Nov. 5, 2021, NYSCEF Doc. No. 60. 155961/2020, 2020 NY Slip Op 33766(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Nov. 12, 2020), the court granted plaintiff’s motion…

Read More Nanny Permitted to Proceed With Sexual Harassment/Assault Case Under Pseudonym
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