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From Lufuluabo v. Nord Anglia Educ. Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op 32175(U) (Sup.  Ct. NY Cty. Index # 159102/16 Oct. 16, 2017): Plaintiff has stated a potentially meritorious claim for discrimination under the NYCHRL. She is a member of a protected class and filed multiple complaints about comments by other employees, lack of diversity, and the negative treatment of…

Read More Plaintiff States Race Discrimination Claims Under the NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws
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In Shirazi v. New York Univ., 2017 NY Slip Op 32013(U) (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Index No. 161303/2014 Sept. 25, 2017) – in which plaintiff asserts claims of discrimination based on religion, race, national origin, disability, and retaliation – the court discussed and applied the “continuing violation” doctrine under the New York State and City…

Read More Court Explains and Applies the “Continuing Violation” Doctrine Applicable to Hostile Work Environment Claims Under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws
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In Southerland v. Phoenix Constructors JV, 2017 NY Slip Op 32027(U) (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 156005/15 Sept. 26, 2017) (J. Kotler), the court (inter alia) denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sex-based hostile work environment claim. From the decision: Here, contrary to defendants’ argument, plaintiff has set forth with sufficient particularity that she was subject to…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Court Noted Co-Worker and Supervisor Called Plaintiff a “Bitch”
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From Morse v. Fidessa Corp., 2017 NY Slip Op 27276 (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Aug. 8, 2017): Here, plaintiff alleges that he was told he was fired because of his perceived marriage to Wakefield and that he would be considered for future employment if he ended his marriage with Wakefield (complaint ¶¶ 42, 43; proposed amended complaint…

Read More NYCHRL Marital Status Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Jenkins v. NYC Transit Authority, 2017 WL 3207093  (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Index 153761/13 July 28, 2017), the court denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiffs’ sexual harassment/hostile work environment claims under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). Plaintiffs, three female bus operators employed by the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating…

Read More Bus Operators’ Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Summary Judgment
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In Mitzner v. royal Bank of Canada et al, 2017 WL 2152582 (N.Y.Sup.), 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 31071(U) (Trial Order) (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. May 17, 2017) (J. Edwards), the court denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of gender and pregnancy discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From…

Read More Gender/Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Against Royal Bank of Canada Survive Summary Judgment
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In a recently-filed New York state court complaint, captioned Bardiovsky v. Byo Co. d/b/a EN Japanese Brasserie (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 155558/2017 June 19, 2017), plaintiff alleges (inter alia) that “celebrity chef” Abe Hiroki “regularly made sexually suggestive comments to Plaintiff”, “told Plaintiff to touch a vegetable that he said looked like a vibrator”,…

Read More Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against EN Japanese Brasserie and “Celebrity Chef” Abe Hiroki
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In Santiago v. Bernard F. Dowd, Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op 30791(U) (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 160442/13, April 18, 2017) (J. Jaffe), the court denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of same-sex hostile work environment sexual harassment under the New York City Human Rights Law. Plaintiff, a funeral director, presented evidence…

Read More “Corpse Genitalia” Sexual Harassment Case Survives Summary Judgment
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In Daphnis v. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2017 WL 1021510 (N.Y.Sup.), 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 30484(U) (Trial Order) (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 153511/14 March 16, 2017), the court granted defendant’s summary judgment and dismissed plaintiff’s complaint alleging (e.g.) discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The court summarized plaintiff’s allegations…

Read More Anti-Caucasian/Greek Discrimination & Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed
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In Simons v. Petrarch LLC and Hicham Aboutaam, 2017 NY Slip Op 30457(U) (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. March 1, 2017) (J. Hagler), a sexual harassment case, the court applied spoliation sanctions on plaintiff. This case is instructive as to the obligations of litigants generally, and in sexual harassment cases in particular, to preserve evidence.…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff Hit With Spoliation Sanctions
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