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In Perrotte v. Bloomberg, LP et al, No. 451470/2020, 2021 WL 465986 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s “quid pro quo” sexual harassment claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. The court summarized the law as follows: Pursuant to NYSHRL, it is an…

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In Tihan v. Apollo Management Holdings, L.P., No. 152196/2019, 2021 WL 274709 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 27, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s (a Turkish Muslim) claims of discrimination based on his national origin or religion. The court rejected plaintiff’s argument that his performance reviews…

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In Denson v. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., No. 101616/2017, 2021 WL 256624 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 11, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted plaintiff’s motion to amend her complaint to add a claim for retaliation arising from defendants’ commencement of an arbitration proceeding in response to her lawsuit alleging a…

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In Lettau v. 1199 Seiu Nat. Ben. Fund, No. 158020/2018, 2021 WL 143478, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30122(U), 5–6 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 15, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision:…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Unexcused Absences, Not Disability, Justified Termination
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In Williams v. Rhythm of Life Corp., No. 652707/2020, 2021 WL 143487, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30139(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 14, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s breach-of-contract claim arising from his alleged wrongful termination. In sum, in this case plaintiff asserts “that the defendant wrongfully…

Read More Dance Teacher Stated Claim For Breach of Contract Following Termination For Allegedly False Accusations of Sexual Harassment
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In Karayiorgou v. The Trustees of Columbia University, No. 150788/18, 2021 WL 143472 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 14, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff’s “marital status” discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law survived summary judgment. From the decision: Defendants are not entitled to summary judgment dismissing…

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In Sakthivel v. Industrious Staffing Co., LLC, No. 650435/2020, 2021 WL 53146, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30025(U), 4–5 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 06, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims of wrongful termination  under the New York Labor Law (specifically, NY Labor Law §§ 215, 740(2)). From the decision: Plaintiff alleges a workplace…

Read More Workplace Assault, Followed by Termination, Held Insufficient to Make Out NY Labor Law Whistleblower/Retaliation Claims
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In Petty v. The Law Office of Robert P. Santoriella, P.C., No. 155468/2015, 2020 WL 7011753, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 33908(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, N.Y. Cty. Nov. 25, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s public accommodation discrimination claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In sum, plaintiff – a prospective client of…

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In Stanley v. City of New York et al, No. 151098/2020, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 20353, 2020 WL 7776484 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Dec. 23, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims arising from the City’s alleged failure to comply with decedent’s desire for plaintiff to control the disposition…

Read More NYC Human Rights Law Claim, Arising From Disposition of Transgender Muslim Man’s Remains, Survives Dismissal
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In Doe v. Bloomberg, LP, No. 451470/2020, 2020 WL 7495654, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 34235(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Dec. 21, 2020), a sexual harassment case, the court granted defendants’ motion to compel plaintiff to amend the caption of the action to reflect her name. The court summarized the guiding principles relating to this…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff May Not Proceed Anonymously, Court Rules
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