Election of Remedies

In Klaper v. Cypress Hills Cemetery, No. 2016-12547, 9951/15, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 03505, 2020 WL 3443488 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. June 24, 2020), the court, inter alia, discussed and applied the NYC Human Rights Law’s “election of remedies” doctrine. Plaintiff alleged that, during his employment, his supervisors and coworkers referred to him by derogatory names…

Read More NYS Division of Human Rights Complaint Triggered Election of Remedies as to NYC Human Rights Law Claims, Court Holds
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In Scarborough v. U.S. Security Associates, Inc., 2019 WL 3369456 (S.D.N.Y. July 26, 2019) – an age and race employment discrimination case – the court denied defendant’s FRCP 12(c) motion for dismissal on the pleadings. Here, plaintiff had filed a complaint in the New York State Division of Human Rights, which issued a “no probable…

Read More Employment Discrimination Case Continues in Federal Court; “Election of Remedies” and Issue Preclusion Arguments Rejected
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In Saudagar v. Walgreens Co. and Duane Reade Inc., 2019 WL 498349 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 8, 2019), the court (inter alia) applied the “election of remedies” doctrine to dismiss plaintiff’s discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. The court explained that under this doctrine, “a complainant who files a complaint with either the…

Read More “Election of Remedies” Doctrine Bars NYC Human Rights Law Hostile Work Environment Claim
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In Luckie v. Northern Adult Day Health Care Center, 2018 NY Slip Op 03349, 2018 WL 2123993 (App. Div. 2d Dept. May 9, 2018), the Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint under CPLR 3211(a) pursuant to the NYS Human Rights Law’s “election of remedies” doctrine. This decision illustrates why employment discrimination…

Read More Employment Discrimination Complaint Properly Dismissed Under “Election of Remedies” Doctrine [Luckie v. Northern Adult Day Health Care Center]
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In Hausdorf v. New York City Department of Education, 2018 WL 895657 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 14, 2018), the court adopted a Report & Recommendation as to plaintiff’s age discrimination and retaliation claims.((The court also upheld the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims (as insufficiently “hostile”) other claims under the NYCHRL’s election-of-remedies doctrine and failure to…

Read More Teacher/Coach’s Age Discrimination, Retaliation Claims Survive Dismissal
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In Chakraborty v. Valentina Soto & The Riverside Church, 16-cv-9128, 2017 WL 5157616 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 6, 2017), the court explained and applied the “election of remedies” doctrines codified in the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Specifically, it held that that doctrine deprived it of subject matter jurisdiction to hear plaintiff’s NYSHRL and NYCHRL…

Read More Broadly-Construed “Election of Remedies” Doctrine Operates to Deprive Federal Court of Subject-Matter Jurisdiction Over NYS and NYC Human Rights Law Claims
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In Rodriguez v. Dickard Widder Indus., No. 19323/13, 2017 WL 2259841 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dept. May 24, 2017) – arising from plaintiff’s allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation – the court held that “the plaintiff’s State law causes of action under the NYSHRL and the NYCHRL are barred by her election of an administrative remedy” since…

Read More Federal Discrimination Claims Not Barred By State and City Law Election of Remedies, Court Holds
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In Toombs v. N.Y. City Hous. Auth., No. 16-CV-3352-LTS, 2017 WL 1169649 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 27, 2017), the court held that plaintiff plausibly alleged race discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation, but dismissed her failure-to-accommodate “associational” disability discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Plaintiff, a black female NYC Housing Authority Caretaker, alleged “that she…

Read More Race Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment Claims Continue; Associational Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissed
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In Bien-Aime v. Equity Residential, No. 15-CV-1485 (VEC), 2017 WL 696695 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 22, 2017), the court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims (under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), and the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), but denied…

Read More Manhattan Building Porter’s ADA Retaliation Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Disability Discrimination Claims Dismissed
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In Rasmy v. Marriott Int’l, Inc., No. 16-CV-04865 (AJN), 2017 WL 773604 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 24, 2017), the court discussed and applied the doctrines of election of remedies, administrative exhaustion, and mandatory arbitration in the context of defendant’s motion to dismiss the hostile work environment (religion, national origin) and retaliation claims asserted by plaintiff. Plaintiff, an Egyptian…

Read More State/City Human Rights Law Religion and National Origin Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed Against Marriott; Retaliation and Title VII Hostile Work Environment Claims Continue
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