Court: NY App. Div. Dept. 2

In Hutting v. Independent Living, No. 2017-09639, 6011/15, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 05551, 2021 WL 4763056 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Oct. 13, 2021), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims of sexual orientation discrimination, as well as retaliation under the Family & Medical Leave Act. As to plaintiff’s discrimination claims, the court explained: The Supreme…

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In Polite v. Marquis Marriot Hotel et al, No. 509830/15, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 04046, 2021 WL 2558121 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. June 23, 2021), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination, unlawful retaliation, and hostile work environment claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. This decision is instructive…

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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…

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In Bilitch v. NYC Health & Hospitals Corp. et al, No. 17238/11, 2018-14913, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 03300, 2021 WL 2125826 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. May 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that the employer was not entitled to summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment hostile work environment claims asserted under the New York State…

Read More Sexual Harassment Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Summary Judgment Against NYC Health & Hospitals Corp.
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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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