NYC Human Rights Law

In Bauman v. Mount Sinai Hospital, 2020 NY Slip Op 01964 (App. Div. 1st Dept. March 19, 2020), the court unanimously affirmed the lower court’s Order dismissing (on summary judgment) plaintiff’s claims that he was subjected to religion-based discrimination and retaliation under the New York City Human Rights Law. As to plaintiff’s discrimination claim, the…

Read More Religious Discrimination Claim Dismissal Affirmed Against Mt. Sinai Hospital

A recent decision, Brouillard v Sunrun, Inc., No. 518516-2019, 2020 WL 998990, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 30663(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Feb. 26, 2020), illustrates the difference between the New York State Human Rights Law and the comparatively broader New York City Human Rights Law – here, specifically, in the context of a claim…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim Arising From Medical Marijuana User Status Sufficiently Alleged Under City, But Not State, Law

In Wang v. Air China Limited and LB Oceanfront Corp., 17-CV-6662, 2020 WL 1140458 (E.D.N.Y. March 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim. From the decision: After assessing the totality of the alleged conduct, the relevant factors, and the Second Circuit’s caution against “setting the…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment

In Triana v. NYC Health & Hospitals, No. 152276/2019, 2020 NY Slip Op 30605(U), 2020 WL 1031379 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 20, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims asserted under 42 USC §§ 1981 and 1983 and the New York City Human Rights Law. The court…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Accent Comments Held Insufficient

In Cunningham v. New York Junior Tennis League, Inc., 18-CV-1743, 2020 WL 916964 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 26, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims. After summarizing the legal standards for hostile work environment claims under federal, state, and city law, the court applied the law…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Relate to the Neighborhood” Comment Deemed Insufficient

In Adeniji v. U.S. Department of Commerce Census Bureau NY Regional Office, 2020 WL 882166 (S.D.N.Y. 2020), the court dismissed the claims by plaintiff – a Census Bureau employee – for employment discrimination. Initially, the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims of discrimination under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the NYS Human Rights Law, and the New York…

Read More Census Bureau Employee’s Employment Discrimination Claims Dismissed

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

In Reichman v. City of New York, No. 2016-03043, 8141/12, 2020 WL 465159 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Jan. 29, 2020), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. Plaintiff (a self-identifying-Jewish firefighter) alleged, among other things, that a fellow firefighter made an anti-Semitic remark, and that the plaintiff was subjected to…

Read More Firefighter’s Religion-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissal Affirmed

In Rogoff v Long Island University, No. 510388/2019, 2020 WL 337067, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 30147(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Jan. 21, 2020), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged age discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Turning to plaintiff’s claims based on New York State…

Read More Age Discrimination Sufficiently Alleged by Long Island University (Brooklyn) Professor, Court Holds