NYC Human Rights Law

In Hyacinthe v. City of New York, No. 151812/2020, 2021 WL 619320, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30443(U), (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 17, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim. (The court also denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination and failure-to-accommodate-disability claims; I discussed that…

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In Hyacinthe v. City of New York, No. 151812/2020, 2021 WL 619320, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30443(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 17, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. The court summarized the facts (specifically pertinent to…

Read More NYPD Officer’s Disability Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Beards et al v. Bronxcare Health System et al, 2021 WL 704177 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 23, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiffs’ claims of race- and religion-based discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. After concluding that…

Read More Citing Productivity Decline, Court Dismisses Race and Religion-Based Discrimination Claims
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In Crawford v. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., et al.; Index No. 159731/2020 (Feb. 23, 2021), an employment discrimination/retaliation case, New York Supreme Court Justice Paul Goetz issued a (relatively terse) order granting defendants’ motion to compel arbitration, reasoning that “the claims fall within the scope of the arbitration clause and are not barred by…

Read More Discrimination Claims Must Be Arbitrated Against Goldman Sachs, Court Rules
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In Black v. ESPN, Inc. et al, No. 155236/2020, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 50118(U), 2021 WL 668760 (Sup Ct NY Cty, Feb. 19, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In sum, plaintiff, a…

Read More Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, & Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against ESPN et al
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In Clementi v. Highbridge Community Development Corp., No. 25371/18E, 2020 WL 8369733, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 34419(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, Bronx County Dec. 22, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of age and race discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff, a Caucasian…

Read More Age, Race Discrimination Claims Survive Summary Judgment
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In Acosta v. CKR Law LLP et al, No. 156323/2019, 2021 WL 465977 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s CPLR 3211(a)(7) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual orientation discrimination/hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: A central argument…

Read More Sexual Orientation Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal Under the NYC Human Rights Law
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In Doe v. Bloomberg, L.P., et al., 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 00898, 2021 WL 496608 (N.Y. Ct. App., Feb. 11, 2021), the New York Court of Appeals affirmed a First Department decision declining to impose vicarious liability on defendant Michael Bloomberg, under the New York City Human Rights Law, for the alleged harassment committed by…

Read More Court of Appeals Clarifies Standard for Individual Liability as “Employers” for Discrimination Under the New York City Human Rights Law
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In Perrotte v. Bloomberg, LP et al, No. 451470/2020, 2021 WL 465986 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s “quid pro quo” sexual harassment claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. The court summarized the law as follows: Pursuant to NYSHRL, it is an…

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In Madrigal v. Montefiore Medical Center et al., No. 12306, 2020-00608, 307949/10E, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 00526, 2021 WL 329412 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Feb. 02, 2021), the court, inter alia, upheld damage awards for plaintiff on her gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation claims. (The court’s discussion of liability is discussed here.) A jury awarded…

Read More Court Reverses Damages Reductions in Sexual Harassment Case Against Montefiore Medical Center
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