CPLR 3211(a)(7)

In Thomas v. The City of New York, No. 150877/2021, 2022 WL 4552068 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 29, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. Generally, in order to make out a retaliation claim, a plaintiff must sufficiently allege three elements: (1) “protected…

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In Reno v. Structuretech New York, Inc., No. 160158/2021, 2022 WL 3999584 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 25, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race-based discrimination and hostile work environment under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, as well as retaliation under the…

Read More Race Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, and Retaliation Claims, Based in Part of Reference to Plaintiff as “Boy”, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Gershenson v. Local 52, No. 151180/2021, 2022 WL 3010192 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 28, 2022), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims of race-based employment discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: In determining whether the facts alleged in the complaint…

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In Gough v. Remedy Partners, LLC, No. 650623/2020, 2022 WL 2612436 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 07, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of age discrimination asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: The complaint alleges that plaintiff was terminated…

Read More Age Discrimination Sufficiently Alleged; Plaintiff Was Terminated and Replaced by Employee 10 Years Younger
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In Cunliffe v. Sandberg, No. 150610/2022, 2022 WL 2343202 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 28, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged color discrimination in violation of the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). This decision is interesting and instructive, for at least the reason that it is one…

Read More Alleged “Poop Face” Comment Sufficient to State Color Discrimination Claim Under Recently-Amended NYS Human Rights Law, Court Holds
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In Seemungal v. New York State Dept. of Financial Services, No. 151495/2021, 2022 WL 2191380 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 17, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims for sex discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment under the New York State Human Rights Law. As to plaintiff’s discrimination claim, the court explained: As an…

Read More Sex Discrimination Claims Dismissed Against NYS Department of Financial Services
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In Pittman v. Yantiss et al, No. 151274/2020, 2022 WL 2238886 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 15, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss her claims of discrimination based on gender and familial/caregiver status in violation of the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. After determining that plaintiff…

Read More Sex/Gender, Pregnancy, Familial/Caregiver Status Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal: Pittman v. Yantiss et al
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In Jaiteh v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., No. 154251/2021, 2022 WL 2191385 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 17, 2022) the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination claims, asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, against defendant Whole Foods Market Group. Here are the facts, as summarized by…

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In Oluwo v. Sutton, No. 2019-13814, 2260/19, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 03734, 2022 WL 2057838 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. June 08, 2022), the Appellate Division, Second Department modified a lower court order, and held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims of national origin-based discrimination (under the New York State Human Rights Law), and hostile work environment (under…

Read More Nigerian Plaintiff’s National Origin Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment Claims Should Have Not Have Been Dismissed, Court Holds
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In Jones v. CareandWear II, Inc., No. 656428/2020, 75 Misc. 3d 1205(A), 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 50383(U), 2022 WL 1483791 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. May 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a claim of retaliatory discharge in violation of New York’s general whistleblowing statute, NY Labor Law § 740.…

Read More Whistleblower (NY Labor Law § 740) Claim, Arising From Discharge Following Complaint of PPE Price-Gouging, Survives Dismissal
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