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In Bennett v. Time Warner Cable, the Supreme Court, New York County, held that plaintiffs sufficiently pleaded age discrimination claims under both a “disparate treatment” and “disparate impact” theory. Here are the alleged facts, as summarized by the court: Plaintiffs, whose ages range between 51 and 69, are employees of TWC, and until about September…

Read More Plaintiffs Sufficiently Allege “Disparate Treatment” and “Disparate Impact” Age Discrimination Claims Against Time Warner Cable
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Here is the lawsuit, recently filed by Georgina Spence, against Insomnia Cookies and its deliveryman Keith Moody. The suit alleges, inter alia: That on November 3, 2014 plaintiff Georgina Spence was violently contacted by defendant’s employee Keith Moody without cause, provocation or justification while in the course of his employment as an employee of defendant Insomnia…

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In Thomas v. New York City Dept. of Educ., the New York Supreme Court held that the Department of Education erred by denying petitioner – a paraprofessional who worked with special needs children at the Department of Education – reinstatement following his termination due to a conviction for drunk driving assault. It annulled, under CPLR Article…

Read More Special Needs Paraprofessional Entitled to “Second Chance” at Employment Following Conviction for Drunk Driving Assault
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It is arguably the epitome of unfairness: being denied a job because you have no job. To remedy this unfairness, the New York City Human Rights Law was recently amended to add a new provision, NYC Admin. Code 8-107(21), that prohibits discrimination in hiring against the unemployed. The new law provides, in part, that unless…

Read More Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination Based on Unemployment Status Against Solomon-Page Group
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At least now, when I want to avoid going to the gym, I can cite something legal – not necessarily legal “authority”, but a legal document nonetheless – in support. Here is the complaint filed on 11/3/14 by Elizabeth Lapp against her gym, Club 7. Plaintiff alleges, among other things, that she was injured during an instructor-led…

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In O’Brien v. NYC Civil Service Comm’n, the court granted an Article 78 petition annulling the determination of the New York City Civil Service Commission confirming the NYPD’s decision finding the petitioner – who has a history of multiple sclerosis – medically disqualified from appointment as a NYPD police officer. Notably, NYPD did not physically examine the…

Read More Court Overturns NYPD Disqualification Due to History of Multiple Sclerosis
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Manhattan nightlife can be extremely exciting (I’ve heard) – sometimes in a not-so-good way. Here and below is the complaint filed on October 27, 2014 by plaintiff Amanda Keisoglu against the Hotel Gansevoort and Marie Thys (among others). Plaintiff alleges that, on August 23-24, 2014 while partying with her friends, Thys “violently, forcefully, intentionally, and in…

Read More Stiletto Stab Lawsuit Against Hotel Gansevoort
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In Jackson v. OpenCommunications Omnimedia, LLC, the New York State Supreme Court ordered defendants to produce “all documents and notes related to an internal investigation conducted … in connection with the Plaintiff’s complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination.” Defendants resisted production on the ground of privilege. Citing the liberal discovery principles embodied in CPLR 3101, the court granted…

Read More Court Orders Production of Materials Relating to Internal Sexual Harassment Investigation
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In Nankivell v. Ardis Health, LLC, the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim for sex discrimination and harassment under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). The NYCHRL is broader than its federal and state counterparts (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law,…

Read More Sexual Comments and Conduct Were Not “Petty Slights or Trivial Inconveniences”, Supporting Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment Claim Under NYC Human Rights Law
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