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In Alvarez v. New York City Department of Education, 2021 WL 1424851 (S.D.N.Y. April 15, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged her claims of age- and gender-based employment discrimination. The court summarized the law as follows: “The Second Circuit has not created an unbending or rigid rule about what circumstances allow…

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From Budhai v. New York City Dept. of Correction, No. 158407/2019, 2021 WL 1391283 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Apr. 13, 2021): Budhai argues that DOC’s disciplining her for lateness was discrimination because of her caregiver status in violation of NYSHRL and NYCHRL. She alleges she was late to work because she was taking…

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In Guida v. Uber Technologies, Inc., No. 152107/2020, 2021 WL 781340, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30573(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 01, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims for negligent hiring, supervision, and/or retention – based on plaintiffs’ allegation that that they were harassed and sexually assaulted by the defendant Jianmin Xu, an…

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In Pustilnik v. Battery Park City Authority et al, No. 150138/2020, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 21087, 2021 WL 1324212 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Apr. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of disability discrimination asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law.[1]The court also denied defendants’ motion to…

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In Pustilnik v. Battery Park City Authority et al, No. 150138/2020, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 21087, 2021 WL 1324212 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Apr. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of age discrimination asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law.[1]The court also denied defendants’ motion to…

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In Jaffery v. Downtown Pharmacy, Inc., et al, 20 Civ. 3437, 2021 WL 1199074 (S.D.N.Y. March 30, 2021) (J. Daniels), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s discrimination and hostile work environment claims under 42 USC § 1981. From the decision: Here, Plaintiff alleges both a hostile work environment and discriminatory adverse employment…

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In Cascalenda v. City of New York, No. 157807/2020, 2021 WL 1156597 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of disability discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. The facts, as summarized by the court: Plaintiff began his employment with the New…

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In Felton v. Monroe Community College et al, 6:20-CV-06156, 2021 WL 1132411 (W.D.N.Y. March 24, 2021), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff sufficiently alleged race discrimination, and denied defendant’s motion to dismiss under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). From the decision: Plaintiff’s allegations as to discriminatory motive are admittedly thin. However, construing Plaintiff’s…

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In Moazzaz v. MetLife, Inc. et al, 2021 WL 827648 (S.D.N.Y. March 4, 2021) (J. Oetken), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s discriminatory failure-to-promote claims under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). (The court also held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged…

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