Statute of Limitations

In Curtis v. Marino, 2022 NY Slip Op 00499 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 27, 2022), the court unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint, which contained causes of action for discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, as untimely. From the decision: Supreme Court properly found the arbitration agreement…

Read More Discrimination Complaint Properly Dismissed; Contractual Shortening of Statute of Limitations Was Reasonable
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In Lynn v. State of New York, New York State Insurance Fund, No. 2021-054-042, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 51151(U), 2021 WL 5830520 (N.Y.Ct.Cl., Nov. 23, 2021), the court denied the movant’s application to file a late claim against the State of New York. In sum, the movant alleges that, during a Skype call, the supervisor…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claimant’s Application For Late Filing in Court of Claims Denied
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In Franklin v. New York City Transit Authority, 18-cv-6436, 2021 WL 4710762 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 8, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s failure-to-promote claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, since that claim was not “administratively exhausted.” From the decision: The defendant in this case argues – correctly – that the plaintiff’s claims…

Read More Title VII “Failure to Promote” Claim Dismissed; Failure to Include in EEOC Charge Fatal
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In a recent case emanating from the Northern District of Illinois, Miller v. Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp., No. 20 C 414, 2021 WL 3883080 (N.D.Ill. Aug. 31, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of sexually hostile work environment. This case is instructive as to how courts evaluate the situation…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim, Based on Photo and Vulgar Comments, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Edo v. Antika Pizzeria Astoria, Inc., 2021 WL 2451661 (2d Cir. June 16, 2021) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. In this case, the court discussed and applied…

Read More Employment Discrimination Claims, Filed 114 Days After Receiving EEOC Right-to-Sue-Letter, Dismissed as Untimely; “Equitable Tolling” Held Inapplicable
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A recent decision, Brash v. Richards, 2021 NY Slip Op 03436 (N.Y. App. Div. 2nd Dept. June 2, 2021), held that a series of Executive Orders issued by Governor Cuomo in light of the COVID-19 pandemic constitute a “toll”, rather than a “suspension”, of certain filing deadlines. As a result, it held that the appeal…

Read More 2nd Dept.: Executive Orders Are a “Toll”, Not a “Suspension”
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In Wimberly v. automotiveMastermind, Inc., No. 20-2880, 2021 WL 2043623 (SDNY May 21, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12203 & 12112 (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et…

Read More Title VII, ADA, GINA Claims Survive Dismissal on Administrative Exhaustion Grounds
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In Green v. NYU Langone Medical Center, 2021 WL 1910549 (SDNY May 12, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s federal claims of race discrimination and retaliation (asserted under Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. 1981), and declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over plaintiff’s state and local law claims. The court…

Read More Race Discrimination Claims Dismissed Against NYU Langone Medical Center as Time-Barred
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In Rodriguez v City of New York, No. 13662, 2019-5301, 28675/18, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 02477, 2021 WL 1566826 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Apr. 22, 2021), an employment discrimination case, the First Department unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs’ complaint due to their failure to file a Notice of Claim as required by as required by…

Read More Dismissal of Discrimination Claims Against NYC Dept. of Education Affirmed Due to Failure to Comply With Notice of Claim Requirement
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