Court: NY App. Div. Dept. 1

In Melendez v. New York City Transit Authority et al., No. 1576 4, 2021-02852, 2022 WL 1177462 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Apr. 21, 2022), the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously affirmed the lower court’s denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint alleging gender discrimination and retaliation. From the decision: The record does not…

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In Kinwing (Ricky) Kwong v. The City of New York et al., No. 152932/13, 15574, 2021-00645, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 02342, 2022 WL 1038073 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Apr. 07, 2022), the court, inter alia, affirmed the lower court’s denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims. From the decision: The…

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In Alshami v. City University of New York, No. 15573, 160183/19, 2021-03967, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 02053, 2022 WL 867839 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Mar. 24, 2022), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged discrimination based on national origin (Yemeni), hostile work environment, and retaliation in violation of the New York State Human Rights Law. From…

Read More National Origin (Yemeni) Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against CUNY
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In Pappas v. Moody’s Investor Service, No. 15360, 158504/19, 2021-01012, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 01249, 2022 WL 548952 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Feb. 24, 2022), the court, inter alia, unanimously affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination and retaliation claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws (Executive Law § 296…

Read More First Department Affirms Dismissal of Discrimination & Retaliation Claims; Alleged Harasser’s Participation in Sexual Harassment Investigation Was Not “Protected Activity”
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In Montgomery v ELRAC, Enterprise Holdings, No. 15181, 2021-03162, 25814/16E, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 00508, 2022 WL 243072 (NY App. Div. 1 Dept. Jan. 27, 2022), an employment discrimination action, the court affirmed the lower court’s order granting defendants’ motion to change venue from Bronx County to New York County (Manhattan). When plaintiff commenced this…

Read More Discrimination Lawsuit Venue Change, From Bronx to Manhattan, Upheld
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In Goldin v. Alphawit LLC, 2022 NY Slip Op 00249 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 13, 2022), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s “religious persecution” claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law and Article 47 of the New York City Health. Plaintiff’s complaint alleged that defendant refused to allow plaintiff’s…

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In Sedhom v. SUNY Downstate Medical Center, et al., No. 15080, 1555837/17, 2020-04443, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 00292, 2022 WL 150794 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Jan. 18, 2022), the court unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age-based discrimination and hostile work environment claims. In sum, plaintiff contends that defendants discriminated against her and terminated her employment on the…

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New York is an “at will employment” state. In Winiarski v. Butler, 2021 NY Slip Op 07534 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Dec. 28, 2021), the court unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s tort claims allegedly arising from plaintiff’s termination. It explained: New York does not recognize the tort of wrongful discharge for at-will employees, and…

Read More Terminated At-Will Employee’s Defamation, Tortious Interference Claims Properly Dismissed
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In Bradshaw v. City of New York, No. 1486 8, 2021-01234, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 07060, 2021 WL 5930827 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 16, 2021), the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims on the ground of “res judicata”. From the decision: Plaintiff’s claims for gender discrimination, hostile work…

Read More Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation Claims Held Properly Dismissed on “Res Judicata” Grounds
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In Campbell v. New York City Department of Education et al, No. 14634, 2020-02035, 32672/18E, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 06918, 2021 WL 5828645 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently a claim of race-based hostile work environment under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). This decision…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against NYC Dept. of Education Under City Law
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