Court: NY Supreme Kings

In Thompson v. Americare, Inc., No. 503679/2019, 2021 WL 4654619 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Sep. 23, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Plaintiff’s disclosure to Martinez of her pregnancy is a protected activity…

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In John Doe v. The City of New York et al, 511209/2020, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 50916(U), 2021 WL 4468869 (Sup Ct, Sept. 29, 2021), the court held that plaintiff did not sufficiently allege a hostile work environment under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Among plaintiff’s allegations were that “he was…

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In Lewis v. Anron Air Systems, Inc., No. 503355/2019, 2021 WL 2916973 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County July 12, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race and gender discrimination claims. From the decision: Here, the defendant demonstrated as a matter of law that plaintiff’s termination from her position…

Read More Gender, Race Discrimination Claims Dismissed; Business Slowdown Justified Layoffs, Court Holds
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In Wright v. Compass Group USA, No. 516793/2018, 2021 WL 2354877 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County June 08, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment (hostile work environment) claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws (NYSHRL and NYCHRL, respectively). The court summarized…

Read More Sexual Harassment / Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against Compass Group USA
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In Watman v. Physician Affiliate Group of New York, P.C., No. 527615/2019, 2021 WL 840020, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30651(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Mar. 04, 2021), the court held that plaintiff – a 62 year-old neonatologist – sufficiently alleged age discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The court…

Read More Doctor’s Age Discrimination Complaint Sufficiently Alleged Against Physician Affiliate Group of New YorkNeonatologist
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In Benitez v. Jamaica Hosp. Medical Center, No. 507954/2017, 2020 WL 7132073 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Dec. 01, 2020), the court granted defendant’s motion to set aside the jury verdict on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, reasoning that “[a] single, ill considered remark over the entire course of plaintiff’s employment is not sufficiently severe…

Read More Single Remark Insufficient to Sustain Jury Verdict on Hostile Work Environment CaseTanks
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In Lapko v. Grand Market Intern. Corp., No. 514403/2019, 2020 WL 4818702, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 32711(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Aug. 12, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of national origin “discrimination by association” claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision:…

Read More National Origin Discrimination Claim, Based on Association With Russian Persons, Sufficiently Alleged Under NYC Human Rights Law
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In Amaro v. Northwell Health, Inc., No. 513525/2019, 2020 WL 1275597 (N.Y. Sup. Kings County March 9, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claim of employment discrimination (based on sexual orientation) asserted under Nassau County Local Law 7-2004 Title C-2 § 21-9.8, on the ground that that statute does not provide a private right of action.…

Read More Nassau County Discrimination Law Does Not Provide a Private Right of Action, Court Holds
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In Rogoff v Long Island University, No. 510388/2019, 2020 WL 337067, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 30147(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Jan. 21, 2020), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged age discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Turning to plaintiff’s claims based on New York State…

Read More Age Discrimination Sufficiently Alleged by Long Island University (Brooklyn) Professor, Court Holds
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In Thomas v. City of New York et al, No. 507887/2018, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 51822(U), 2019 WL 6041948 (Sup Ct, Nov. 01, 2019), the court, inter alia, held that the petitioner’s hostile work environment claim was timely under the “continuing violation doctrine.” Petitioner, a guidance counselor, alleged that she was subject to age discrimination…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Against DOE Held Timely Under the “Continuing Violation Doctrine”
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