Court: NY App. Div. Dept. 2

In Diaz v. Minhas Construction Corp., LLC, No. 2019-11504, 500909/19, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 06496, 2020 WL 6603105 (N.Y. App. Div. 2 Dept. Nov. 12, 2020) – an employment discrimination/sexual harassment case – the court reversed a lower court order denying plaintiff’s motion to compel certain discovery relating to other employees who engaged in conduct…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff Entitled to Other-Employee Discovery
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In Mozzachio v. Schanzer, No. 2018-12385, 521309/17, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 06522, 2020 WL 6601906 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Nov. 12, 2020) – a sexual harassment case – the court, inter alia, held that an arbitration agreement was enforceable by the defendant. In this case, the plaintiff alleges claims of sexual harassment and hostile work environment,…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff Bound by Arbitration Agreement, Court Holds
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In Matter of Chaplin v .New York State Div. of Human Rights, 2020 NY Slip Op 04302 (App. Div. 2d Dept. July 29, 2020), the Appellate Division, Second Department confirmed the New York State Division of Human Rights’ award of $5,000 for compensatory damages for mental anguish, and no damages for, inter alia, lost income,…

Read More Court Denies Petition Seeking Review of $5k Award in Employment Discrimination/Retaliation Case
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In Generoso v Miller’s Ale House, No. 100655/16, 2019-03816, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 03897, 2020 WL 3980724 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., July 15, 2020), the court denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment. The court summarized the well-known applicable legal standard: A defendant who moves for summary judgment in a slip-and-fall case has the initial burden of…

Read More Slip/Fall Personal Injury Case Survives Summary Judgment; Warning Sign Related Only to Duty to Warn
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In Mouscardy v Consolidated Edison Company of New York, No. 2018-14239, 4431/08, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 03656, 2020 WL 3551808 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., July 01, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that an arbitrator’s determination that the employer had reasonable cause to terminate plaintiff’s employment did not collaterally estop plaintiff from proceeding with his claim of…

Read More NYC Human Rights Law Discrimination Claim Survives, Notwithstanding Union Arbitrator’s Finding of Reasonable Cause to Terminate Employment
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In Morales v. Triborough Podiatry, P.C., No. 2019-03110, 521586/18, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 03408, 2020 WL 3261059 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. June 17, 2020), the Second Department reversed the lower court’s order denying defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint alleging race and sex discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The…

Read More Discrimination Complaint Should Have Been Dismissed; Employment Refusal Preceded Communication of Employment Decision
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In Golston-Green v. City of New York, et al., No. 2016-02462, 28117/09, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 02768, 2020 WL 2462411 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., May 13, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law. This decision is instructive as to the differences between the New York State Human…

Read More Court Clarifies Standard for “Adverse Employment Action” Under the NYC Human Rights Law
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In Golston-Green v. City of New York, et al., No. 2016-02462, 28117/09, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 02768, 2020 WL 2462411 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., May 13, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that summary judgment should not have been granted to defendants on plaintiff’s claim of gender-based hostile work environment under the NYC Human Rights Law.…

Read More Gender-Based Hostile Work Environment Survives Summary Judgment Under the NYCHRL Against NYC
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In Averbeck v. Culinary Inst. of Am., 2020 NY Slip Op 01139 (App. Div. 2d Dept. Feb. 19, 2020), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s national origin discrimination claim against the Culinary Institute of America. Plaintiff, who was born and raised in Germany, was employed by Culinary Institute of America, from November 2004 through May…

Read More Employment Discrimination Claim Against Culinary Institute of America Dismissed
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In King v. Daniel Shoes, No. 13080/12, 2018-10611, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 01151, 2020 WL 808729 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Feb. 19, 2020) – a sexual harassment/hostile work environment case – the Appellate Division affirmed a lower court’s award of a default judgment against defendants on the issue of liability pursuant to 22 NYCRR 202.27(a) and…

Read More Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment Default Judgment for Plaintiff Upheld; Defendants Did Not Demonstrate a Reasonable Excuse for Non-Appearance at Trial
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