Court: NY App. Div. Dept. 3

In Long v. Aerotek, Inc. et al, No. 531638, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 00915, 2022 WL 398863 (N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., Feb. 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, affirmed the denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sex-based hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. The court began…

Read More Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge Claims Survive Summary Judgment Claims Survive Summary Judgment
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In Cagino v. Meg Levine et al, No. 532458, 2021 WL 5113121 (N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept. Nov. 04, 2021), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age discrimination claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. After affirming the dismissal of plaintiff’s religious discrimination claim, the court explained: We reach a similar…

Read More Age Discrimination Complaint Properly Dismissed; Court Holds That Allegations of Replacement by Person of Unspecified Age, and Retirement Inquiries, Were Insufficient
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In a recent case, Matter of Arbitration between New York Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, No. 531029, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 02579, 2021 WL 1676979 (N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept. Apr. 29, 2021), the court upheld the lower court’s decision to vacate an arbitration award imposing, against an accused sexual harasser, a penalty the court deemed…

Read More Sexual Harassment Arbitration Non-Termination Penalty Violated Public Policy
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In Matter of JPK Imports/Oneonta, Inc. v. New York State Div. of Human Rights, 2021 NY Slip Op 02336 (App. Div. 3d Dept. April 15, 2021) – a disability discrimination case – the court upheld the New York State Division of Human Rights’ (SDHR) imposition of a civil fine of $20,000 (and held that the…

Read More Greater Civil Fine in “Serious and Deliberate” Disability Discrimination Was Warranted
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In Reynolds v. State, No. 528410, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 00897, 2020 WL 572813 (N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., Feb. 06, 2020), the court – after upholding a jury verdict in plaintiff’s favor on her hostile work environment/sexual harassment and negligent supervision claims – nevertheless found that the jury’s damage award was excessive. The court summarized the…

Read More Damage Award For Hostile Work Environment Held Excessive
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In Matter of Colon (Staffing Solutions Org. LLC – Commissioner of Labor), No. 528844, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 00656, 2020 WL 476389 (N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., Jan. 30, 2020), the court upheld the denial of unemployment benefits to claimant, who resigned from her employment citing, among other things, a hostile work environment. The Department of Labor…

Read More Unemployment Benefit Denial Upheld, Notwithstanding Alleged Hostile Work Environment
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In Graham v .New York State Off. of Mental Health, 2017 NY Slip Op 07501 (App. Div. 3d Dept. Oct. 26, 2017), the court (inter alia) affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claim, asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law, that he was retaliated against for requesting a reasonable accommodation for his disability. From the…

Read More Retaliation Claim Properly Dismissed; Termination Was Due to Falsification of Job Application, Not Disability Accommodation Request
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In In re Cohen, No. 522119, 2017 WL 3176221, at *1 (N.Y. App. Div. July 27, 2017), the Appellate Division upheld the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board’s (UIAB) adoption of an Administrative Law Judge’s finding that the claimant (a paralegal) was entitled to unemployment insurance benefits where she voluntarily left her employment in light of a…

Read More Unemployment Benefits Upheld Where Voluntary Departure Was Prompted by a “Hostile Work Environment”
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In Matter of Davis, No. 521825, 2017 NY Slip Op 01920, 2017 WL 1013161 (N.Y. App. Div. 3d Dept. Mar. 16, 2017), the court affirmed an Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board determination that the claimant was disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits because she voluntarily left her employment without good cause. The court summarized the facts/procedure…

Read More Unemployment Benefit Denial to Resigning Employee Affirmed, Notwithstanding Hostile Work Environment Allegation
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In Matter of Mitchell (Nation Co. Ltd. Partners – Commissioner of Labor), 2016 NY Slip Op 08923 (App. Div. 3d Dept. Dec. 29, 2016), the court reversed a Board determination finding that Gregory A. Mitchell, a blogger for The Nation, was an “employee” and thus entitled to unemployment insurance benefits following the non-renewal of his contract in…

Read More Blogger Was Not An “Employee” of The Nation; Unemployment Benefits Denied
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