CPLR Article 78

In Matter of Martinez v City of New York, 2022 NY Slip Op 04096 (NY App. Div. 1 Dept. June 23, 2022), the court unanimously (yet tersely) affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims of employment discrimination. From the decision: Petitioner failed to show by competent proof that ACS terminated his employment in bad faith, or…

Read More ACS’ Employee’s Discrimination Claims’ Dismissal Affirmed
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In Matter of Whitfield v. City of New York, 199 A.D.3d 548, 2021 WL 5364756, 2021 NY Slip Op 06466 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Nov. 18, 2021), the court upheld the determination to decline to hire petitioner as a youth development specialist. The respondent proffered two reasons for not hiring the petitioner. The first was…

Read More Job Rejection Upheld; First Amendment Retaliation and Conviction Discrimination Claims Dismissed
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In Stephens v. New York State Division of Human Rights, No. 100699/18, 12163, 2019-5430, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 06038, 2020 WL 6163900 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Oct. 22, 2020), the court, inter alia, upheld the dismissal (by the NYS Division of Human Rights) of the petitioner’s disability discrimination claims. Here, the NYSDHR issued a determination of…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claims, Based on “Invisible” or “Hidden” Disability (Brain Injury), Properly Dismissed
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In Whitfield v. City of New York Admin. For Children’s Services, No. 101407/2019, 2020 WL 5040369 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 26, 2020), the court rejected the petitioner’s claim of impermissible discrimination based on his criminal record (specifically, a conviction for second degree murder). The Court framed the issue – which came before…

Read More Conviction Record Discrimination Claim Against ACS Rejected; CPLR Article 78 Petition Dismissed
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In Cooney v. City of New York Dept. of Sanitation, No. 650113/2013, 2020 WL 4391481 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 30, 2020), the court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint asserting disability discrimination arising from the Department of Sanitation’s rejection of plaintiff as a candidate for employment. In this case,…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim Against Dept. of Sanitation Dismissed; No “Reasonable Accommodation” For Skin Condition
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In Matter of Chaplin v .New York State Div. of Human Rights, 2020 NY Slip Op 04302 (App. Div. 2d Dept. July 29, 2020), the Appellate Division, Second Department confirmed the New York State Division of Human Rights’ award of $5,000 for compensatory damages for mental anguish, and no damages for, inter alia, lost income,…

Read More Court Denies Petition Seeking Review of $5k Award in Employment Discrimination/Retaliation Case
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In Hodge v. New York City Transit Authority, No. 11006, 11007, 159612/18, 655191/18, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 01008, 2020 WL 716782 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Feb. 13, 2020), the Appellate Division, First Department, upheld the termination of petitioner’s employment. From the decision: The termination of petitioner Hodge’s employment based on conduct that, if proven in court,…

Read More Termination Did Not Violate Arrest/Conviction Discrimination Statutes, Court Finds
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In Matter of Tenenbein v. New York City Dept. of Educ., 2019 NY Slip Op 08940 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Dec. 12, 2019), the court affirmed the dismissal of claims asserted by the plaintiff – a probationary employee – under the New York Civil Service Law (§ 75-b), and the New York City Human Rights…

Read More Probationary Teacher’s Termination Upheld; Alleged Learning Disability Did Not Form Basis For Discrimination Claim
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A recent decision, Matter of Floriano-Keetch v New York State Div. of Human Rights, 2019 NY Slip Op 06282 (App. 4th Dept. Aug. 22, 2019), illustrates the procedure following a “no probable cause” determination by the New York State Division of Human Rights (SDHR). The court explained: Where, as here, SDHR renders a determination of…

Read More NYSDHR’s “No Probable Cause” Finding Upheld in Caregiver Discrimination Case
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