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In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned Thiery v. Slover & Co. et al (NY Sup. Ct NY Cty. Index # 156310/2016, filed July 28, 2016), plaintiff – who suffers from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) – alleges that she was subjected to discrimination based on her disability. She asserts that the company’s owners (defendants Rosemary Kuropat…

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In a lawsuit captioned Gonzalez v. Manhattan Auto Care et al (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 156078/2016 filed July 21, 2016), plaintiff asserts various claims – including hostile work environment and quid pro quo sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and retaliation under the NYC Human Rights Law – against the defendants. Plaintiff alleges, inter alia, that the individual…

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In a recent New York State court complaint, captioned Prowell v. Advanced Fertility Services, P.C. et al (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 155828/2016, filed July 14, 2016), plaintiff alleges that she was terminated in retaliation for her complaints about pregnancy discrimination, in violation of the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. She asserts claims…

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In Orellana v. Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc., 2016 Slip Op 31206(U) (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. June 27, 2016), the court preliminarily enjoined Macy’s “from demanding payment of civil penalties from individuals suspected of shoplifting while they are in Macy’s custody.” This case addresses the intersection between two sections of New York law: General Business Law §…

Read More Court Preliminarily Enjoins Macy’s From Demanding Payments From Suspected Shoplifters During Detention
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In Gomez v. Cablevision Sys., 2016 NY Slip Op 31177(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 20, 2016), the court held that plaintiff presented enough evidence to survive summary judgment on his race-based hostile work environment under the NYC Human Rights Law (but not under the NYS Human Rights Law). This case is another example of the…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Under the New York City (But Not New York State) Human Rights Law
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In a New York State court lawsuit, captioned Lisser v. Bloomberg L.P. et al (Index No. 155354/2016), plaintiff Elizabeth Lisser alleges (among other things) that her manager – defendant Brian Schuler – “continually directed sexual innuendo and comments towards plaintiff about her figure, weight and appearance, massaged her shoulders, look[ed] down her blouse, [and] direct[ed] texts…

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In Barone v. Emmis Communications Corp., 2016 Slip Op 31049(U), Index 155032/12 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 7, 2016), the court, per Judge Hagler, granted summary judgment to defendants and dismissed plaintiff’s gender discrimination claim under the NYC Human Rights Law. The decision summarizes the legal framework (the two methods, pretext and mixed-motive) for analyzing NYC…

Read More Spousal Jealousy, Not Gender, Was Basis for Termination; Court Dismisses NYC Human Rights Law Discrimination Complaint
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In Edwards v. Nicolai (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 160830/2013 May 13, 2016), NY Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Hagler dismissed plaintiff’s gender discrimination claim under the NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws. In her Amended Complaint, plaintiff Dilek Edwards alleged that she was terminated because of the jealousy of plaintiff’s boss’s wife, namely, that she thought plaintiff was…

Read More Court Dismisses Gender Discrimination Claims Based on Allegation That Plaintiff Was “Too Cute”
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In a lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court on April 12, 2016, Malik v. City of New York et al, Index No. 153118/2016, plaintiffs allege that Richard Emery, the Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), referred to CCRB Executive Director Mina Malik and another female CCRB employee as “pussies” (which the complaint characterizes…

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