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In Kilcullen v. The New York and Presbyterian Hosp., No. 650470/2015, 2020 WL 4048130 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 15, 2020), the court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed plaintiff’s claims of retaliatory discharge in violation of New York’s whistleblower laws (Labor Law 740, 741), as well as constructive discharge. In…

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In Turner v. Sheppard Grain Enterprises, LLC, No. 652509/2019, 2020 WL 3432946 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 23, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” claim because the work done was not sufficiently connected to New York City. From the decision: Because the law provides no guidance on how to assess…

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In Kuehl v. City of New York, No. 151282/2018, 2020 WL 3578442 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 01, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s age-based constructive claim. From the decision: To state a claim for constructive discharge, plaintiff must allege facts showing that defendant ‘deliberately created working conditions so intolerable, difficult or unpleasant…

Read More Age-Related Constructive Discharge Claim Dismissed; “Walter White”/Breaking Bad Reference Cited
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In Jarusauskaite v. Almod Diamonds, Ltd., No. 154732/2019, 2020 WL 3618936 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 26, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment claim against the entity defendant’s Board of Directors, based on the alleged harassment by an individual. From the decision: To sustain a hostile work environment…

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In Tirschwell v. TCW Group Inc., No. 150777/2018, 2020 WL 3104364, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 31816(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 11, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s gender discrimination / sexual harassment claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: [P]laintiff…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim May Proceed to Jury; Alleged Harasser’s Denial of Sexual Conduct Presented Fact Issue
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From Chong v. The City of New York, No. 161606/2018, 2020 WL 3104355, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 31827(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 11, 2020) (J. Bluth): A close reading of plaintiff’s amended complaint reveals that plaintiff seems to have many grievances towards his co-workers and supervisors, including a complaint that OLR’s employees…

Read More Race, National Origin Discrimination Complaint Dismissed; Non-Detailed Events That “Almost Happened” Insufficient
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In Howell v. United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund, No. 153234/2017, 2020 WL 2933631, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 31713(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 03, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. As…

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In McElroy v. Mercer Health & Benefits LLC, No. 153735/2018, 2020 WL 2066336, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 31083(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Apr. 29, 2020), an employment discrimination case, the court granted plaintiff’s motion to amend the complaint to add an additional plaintiff who has alleged similar employment discrimination causes of action against…

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In Gordon v Consolidated Edison, Inc., No. 152614/2017, 2020 WL 192980 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County March 16, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Gordon has established a prima facie case…

Read More Medical Marijuana Discrimination Claims Against Con Edison Survive Summary Judgment
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From Mohan v The City of New York, No. 151018/2019, 2020 WL 1546404, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 30729(U), 5 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 03, 2020): As it pertains to plaintiff’s claims of discrimination, the court finds that plaintiff has not proffered evidence suggesting that on the basis of her race, gender, or…

Read More Race, Gender, National Origin Discrimination Claims Dismissed Against City of New York
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