National Origin Discrimination

In Lapko v. Grand Market Intern. Corp., No. 514403/2019, 2020 WL 4818702, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 32711(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Aug. 12, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of national origin “discrimination by association” claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision:…

Read More National Origin Discrimination Claim, Based on Association With Russian Persons, Sufficiently Alleged Under NYC Human Rights Law
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In Farooq v. New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation et al, 19-cv-6294, 2020 WL 5018387 (S.D.N.Y. August 25, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race/national origin/religion-based hostile work environment claim. The court summarized the applicable law as follows: To prevail on a hostile work environment claim, a plaintiff must…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim by Pakistani Pharmacist Plaintiff Dismissed Against NYC Health & Hospitals Corp.
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In Emamian v. Rockefeller University, 2020 WL 4811383 (2d Cir. Aug. 19, 2020) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the district court’s denial of defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law, following a jury verdict for plaintiff on their race and national origin discrimination claims. Defendant asserted that “there was insufficient evidence for a…

Read More Race/National Origin Discrimination Jury Verdict for Plaintiff Upheld
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In Vucinaj v. New York City Police Department et al, 2020 WL 4677597 (SDNY Aug. 12, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. From the decision: It is clear, based on Plaintiff’s testimony, that he subjectively perceived the environment at the NYPD to be hostile during his tenure. But the acts…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Against NYPD Dismissed; Anti-Albanian Comments Were “Sporadic”
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In Chang v. Arroyave, No. 55459/2020, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 50910(U), 2020 WL 4690002 (Sup Ct Westchester Cty Aug. 12, 2020), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s defamation claim. The court summarized the facts as follows: On or about April 2, 2020, attorneys for Sonia Arroyava issued a letter for settlement purposes only…

Read More Defamation Case, Arising From Threat of Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit, Survives Motion to Dismiss
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In Klaper v. Cypress Hills Cemetery, No. 2016-12547, 9951/15, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 03505, 2020 WL 3443488 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. June 24, 2020), the court, inter alia, discussed and applied the NYC Human Rights Law’s “election of remedies” doctrine. Plaintiff alleged that, during his employment, his supervisors and coworkers referred to him by derogatory names…

Read More NYS Division of Human Rights Complaint Triggered Election of Remedies as to NYC Human Rights Law Claims, Court Holds
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From Chong v. The City of New York, No. 161606/2018, 2020 WL 3104355, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 31827(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 11, 2020) (J. Bluth): A close reading of plaintiff’s amended complaint reveals that plaintiff seems to have many grievances towards his co-workers and supervisors, including a complaint that OLR’s employees…

Read More Race, National Origin Discrimination Complaint Dismissed; Non-Detailed Events That “Almost Happened” Insufficient
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In Skariah v. The City of New York et al, No. 153189/2013, 2020 WL 3317000 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 18, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s national origin-based hostile work environment claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. The court summarized the law…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Plaintiff Not “Treated Less Well” Because of National Origin
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In Shukla v. Deloitte Consulting LLP, 2020 WL 3181785 (S.D.N.Y. June 15, 2020), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff sufficiently alleged race/national origin discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law. The court also dismissed several of plaintiff’s other claims, including his gender, race and national origin discrimination claims under Title VII, Section…

Read More Citing “Expendable Indian” Comment, Court Finds Plaintiff Plausibly Alleged Race/National Origin Discrimination Claim Under the NYC Human Rights Law
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In Rivera v. JP Morgan Chase, 2020 WL 2787622 (2d Cir. May 29, 2020) (Summary Order), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s race- and national origin-based hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: To state…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Insufficient Details Alleged
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