Statute of Limitations

In Shojae v. Harlem Hospital Center et al, 2020 WL 1862293 (S.D.N.Y. April 14, 2020), the court held that the filing of a charge of discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) tolls the statute of limitations under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In this employment discrimination case,…

Read More Filing of EEOC Charge Tolls Statute of Limitations Under NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws, Court Holds

A recent decision, Barney v. H.E.L.P. Homeless Service Corporation, 2020 WL 1699984 (SDNY April 8, 2020), illustrates the “extraordinary circumstances” justifying a delay in filing a federal discrimination lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on the grounds of “equitable tolling.” Plaintiff asserted claims of sexual orientation-based discrimination and retaliation, and…

Read More Stabbing Justified “Equitable Tolling” of 90-Day EEOC Deadline in Discrimination Case, Court Holds

On March 20, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.8, titled “Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency.” This Order affects various New York laws, including the Civil Practice Law and Rules, the Vehicle and Traffic Law, and the Business Corporation Law. It imposes the following changes to various…

Read More NYS Executive Order 202.8 Extends Statutes of Limitation Etc.

In Pignone v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 2020 WL 1140509 (N.D.N.Y. March 9, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, finding that there was no act committed by defendant within the relevant statute of limitations (here, three years under the New York State Human Rights Law). (while the court denied defendant’s motion to…

Read More Court Dismisses Hostile Work Environment Claim Against UPS on Statute of Limitations Grounds

In Diaz v. New York City Dept. of Educ., No. 154597/2019, 2020 NY Slip Op 30341(U), 2020 WL 587339 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 06, 2020), the court, inter alia,  dismissed plaintiffs’ claims of employment discrimination (including hostile work environment sexual harassment). Among other things, the court held that the Education Law’s Notice…

Read More Hostile Work Environment / Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed Against NYC Dept. of Education; Notice of Claim Requirement Not Satisfied

In Yu v. City of New York, Administration for Children’s Services, 2020 WL 521863 (2d Cir. Feb. 3, 2020) (Summary Order), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim was not (contrary to the district court’s conclusion) time-barred as a matter of law. Initially, the court upheld the district court’s dismissal of…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissal Vacated and Remanded

In Bermudez v. Bon Secours Charity Health System and Theresa Krell, 2020 WL 104992 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual harassment (hostile work environment) claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. In this…

Read More Sexual Harassment Allegations May Proceed, For Now, Under the Continuing Violations Doctrine

In Raji v. SG Americas Securities, LLC, No. 154174/2019, 2020 WL 94806 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 08, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s sexual orientation discrimination claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Initially, plaintiff sued in federal court. The case was dismissed on October 25, 2018. Plaintiff…

Read More Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim Dismissed as Untimely, Notwithstanding CPLR 205(a)

In Fleurentin v. New York City Health & Hospitals Corp. et al,  18-cv-05004, 2020 WL 42841 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 3, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. In this case, in sum, plaintiff – a Haitian man – alleged that “over the course of a decade the defendants repeatedly discriminated against him…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Santa Claus Role Denial (etc.) Insufficient

In Shah v. State of New York, 2019 NY Slip Op 08884 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. Dec. 11, 2019) – a failure-to-hire national origin discrimination case – the court affirmed the lower court’s decision denying the claimant’s motion seeking leave to file a late notice of claim. In sum, the claimant commenced this action, alleging…

Read More Court Affirms Denial of Leave to File Late Claim Against State Facility in Discrimination Case