NYC Human Rights Law

In Green v. NYU Langone Medical Center, 2021 WL 1910549 (SDNY May 12, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s federal claims of race discrimination and retaliation (asserted under Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. 1981), and declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over plaintiff’s state and local law claims. The court…

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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 Smyth v. City of New York, No. 157294/2017, 2021 WL 1667153 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Apr. 28, 2021) – an employment discrimination case – the court granted defendants’ motion for a protective order, and precluded plaintiff from conducting a deposition of its Acting General Counsel Sanford Cohen, on the ground that such…

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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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In Donnelly v. New York City & Vicinity Dist. Council of the United Bhd. of Carpenters & Joiners of Am., 2021 NY Slip Op 31308(U), No. 152197/2019, 2021 WL 1549821 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Apr. 20, 2021), the court granted plaintiff’s motion to amend their complaint to add a claim for retaliation under the New York…

Read More Retaliation Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Court Grants Motion to Amend Complaint to Add NYC Human Rights Law Claim Arising From Complaints of Sexual Harassment
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In Pustilnik v. Battery Park City Authority et al, No. 150138/2020, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 21087, 2021 WL 1324212 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Apr. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of caregiver-status discrimination asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law.[1]The court also denied defendants’ motion to…

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From Budhai v. New York City Dept. of Correction, No. 158407/2019, 2021 WL 1391283 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Apr. 13, 2021): Budhai argues that DOC’s disciplining her for lateness was discrimination because of her caregiver status in violation of NYSHRL and NYCHRL. She alleges she was late to work because she was taking…

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In Pakniat v. Moor, 2021 NY Slip Op 01856 (App. Div. 1st Dept. march 25, 2021), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sexual harassment and retaliation claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, on the ground that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over those claims. Here, the plaintiff was…

Read More Sexual Harassment & Retaliation Claims Dismissed; Court Lacked Subject Matter Jurisdiction Over NY State and City Human Rights Law Claims Asserted by Montreal-Based Plaintiff
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In Pustilnik v. Battery Park City Authority et al, No. 150138/2020, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 21087, 2021 WL 1324212 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Apr. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of age discrimination asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law.[1]The court also denied defendants’ motion to…

Read More Age Discrimination Complaint Sufficiently Alleged Against Battery Park City Authority
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