Employment Discrimination

In response to the sexual harassment allegations levied against him – including that he engaged in “creepy behavior” toward female reporters – Governor Andrew Cuomo is reported to have (dismissively) stated that “[h]arassment is not making someone feel uncomfortable” and that he “never said anything [he] believed was inappropriate.” In 2019, the New York State…

Read More Governor Cuomo’s Response to Sexual Harassment Allegations at Odds With Law He Signed
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In Butrym v. Sarsick et al, 20-CV-292, 2021 WL 1927073 (N.D.N.Y. May 13,  2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff plausibly alleged claims that defendants failed to accommodate her disability, and terminated her because of her disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court summarized plaintiff’s claims, in part, as follows:…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal; Court Notes Denial of Plaintiff Request for Separation From Alleged Harasser
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In Quinones v. City of Binghamton et al, Docket No. 20-3078, 2021 WL 1898117 (2d Cir. May 12, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, vacated the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint, which was based on its holding that he failed to articulate any discrimination claim. It held that…

Read More Race (Hispanic) Discrimination Section 1981 Claim Alleged by Complaint; Dismissal Vacated
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In Long v. Corning Incorporated, 20-1370-cv (2d Cir. May 10, 2021) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, on the ground that such claims were covered by a release. From the Order: On appeal Long principally argues that…

Read More Title VII Employment Discrimination Claims Were Barred by Release, Court Holds
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In Albertin v. Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, 2021 WL 1742280 (N.D.N.Y. May 4, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and interference and retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In this post, I…

Read More Overtime, FMLA Claims Survive Summary Judgment Against Upstate Hospital
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In Akhtar v. Saudia d/b/a Saudi Arabian Airlines Corp., 2021 WL 1758807 (S.D.N.Y. May 4, 2021), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff sufficiently alleged national origin and gender-based hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. As to…

Read More Gender and National Origin-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Continue Against Saudi Arabian Airlines
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In Ramos v. Metro-North Commuter Railroad et al, 2021 WL 1740644 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., May 04, 2021), the court held that plaintiff presented enough evidence to defeat defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of discriminatory termination, failure to accommodate, hostile work environment, and retaliation. As to plaintiff’s wrongful termination claim, the court held…

Read More Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation Claims Survive Against Metro-North
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In Matter of New York State Division of Human Rights v. GSN Transportation et al, No. 89, TP 20-01098, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 02629, 2021 WL 1711190 (N.Y.A.D. 4 Dept., Apr. 30, 2021), the court (a) unanimously confirmed a determination of the New York State Division of Human Rights which found that respondents GNS Transportation…

Read More Court Upholds Finding of Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment and Award of $7,500 in Compensatory Damages Against GSN Transportation
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In Rodriguez v City of New York, No. 13662, 2019-5301, 28675/18, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 02477, 2021 WL 1566826 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Apr. 22, 2021), an employment discrimination case, the First Department unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs’ complaint due to their failure to file a Notice of Claim as required by as required by…

Read More Dismissal of Discrimination Claims Against NYC Dept. of Education Affirmed Due to Failure to Comply With Notice of Claim Requirement
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In Blanc v. The City of New York et al, No. 154032/2020, 2021 WL 1022595, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30837(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 17, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff – a 57 year-old Black man of Haitian national origin – sufficiently alleged facts to make out a claim…

Read More Age/Race/Color/National Origin Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged; Plaintiff Alleges Dilution of Job Responsibilities, Demotion, and Salary Reduction
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