NYC Human Rights Law

In Bradshaw v. City of New York, No. 1486 8, 2021-01234, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 07060, 2021 WL 5930827 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 16, 2021), the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims on the ground of “res judicata”. From the decision: Plaintiff’s claims for gender discrimination, hostile work…

Read More Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation Claims Held Properly Dismissed on “Res Judicata” Grounds
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In Campbell v. New York City Department of Education et al, No. 14634, 2020-02035, 32672/18E, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 06918, 2021 WL 5828645 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently a claim of race-based hostile work environment under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). This decision…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against NYC Dept. of Education Under City Law
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In Cruz v. City of New York et al, No. 21-cv-1999, 2021 WL 5605139 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 30, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff stated claims for disability discrimination in the form of a failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), and the…

Read More Disability Discrimination (Failure to Accommodate) Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against NY Health & Hospitals Corp.
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In Myers v. Inspector Mary Christine Doherty et al, No. 21 Civ. 219, 2021 WL 5599502 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 30, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint alleging a race-based hostile work environment under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the New York City Human Rights Law. The court held that plaintiff’s…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Hostile Looks”, “Castigation”, “Coldness” Bow Tie Remarks Held Insufficient
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In Patterson v. City of New York, No. 158598/2020, 2021 WL 5445502 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted against the City of New York under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: To state a claim for retaliation under the…

Read More Retaliation Claim Dismissed Against City of New York; Allegation That Plaintiff “Spoke Out Against” Discrimination Was Conclusory
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In Pichardo v. Carmine’s Broadway Feast Inc., No. 1467 4, 2021-00050, 2021 WL 5456247 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Nov. 23, 2021), the court, inter alia, held (in part) that summary judgment was improperly granted to defendant on plaintiff’s race/color-based hostile work environment claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. After concluding that certain aspects…

Read More Race/Color Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives, In Part, Against Carmine’s Restaurant
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In Lum v. Consol. Edison, No. 160027/2020, 2021 WL 5331547 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 16, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s national origin discrimination claim asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Plaintiff alleged, among other things, that plaintiff’s co-worker made derogatory comments to him (e.g., “open…

Read More National Origin (Chinese) Discrimination Claim Dismissed Against Con Edison
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In Ulffe v. City of New York, No. 158073/2020, 2021 WL 5312177 (N.Y. Sup Ct, N.Y. Cty., Nov. 02, 2021), the court ruled on plaintiff’s motion to amend his complaint regarding several claims of unlawful discrimination. While the court held that plaintiff’s proposed amended complaint failed to state a claim as to various claims (and…

Read More “Too Old to Teach”: Proposed Age Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Motion to Amend Complaint Granted
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In Rosen v. N.Y.C. Department of Education, et al., 18-cv-06670, 2021 WL 5279396 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 12, 2021), an age discrimination case, the court granted plaintiff’s motion to compel a deposition of a non-party witness, namely, plaintiff’s alleged (younger) “comparator.” In sum, plaintiff alleges (among other things) that the majority of her teacher duties were assigned…

Read More Age Discrimination Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Deposition Testimony of Comparator Granted
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In Wilson v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al, 20-cv-4558, 2021 WL 5179914 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently (i.e., plausibly) alleged a race-based hostile work environment under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Beginning with the City Law, the court explained: [Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint]…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Sufficiently Alleged Against JPMorgan Chase Bank Under the NYS and NYC Human Rights Law
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