NYC Human Rights Law

In Gerald v. DCV Holdings, Inc., et al, 17-CV-6525, 2021 WL 2809915 (E.D.N.Y. July 6, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of race discrimination asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 1981, and the New York State Human Rights Law, and…

Read More Race Discrimination Claims Survive Summary Judgment; Court Notes Evidence of Decades-Long Egregious Discrimination, Abuse, and Racist Language
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In McMyler v. Bank of Utica, 19-cv-812, 2021 WL 2778830 (N.D.N.Y. July 2, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sex/pregnancy discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. After summarizing the relevant black-letter law –…

Read More Pregnancy/Sex Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Boyfriend’s Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Defendant Was Justifiable Basis For Termination
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In Garcia v. NYC Health & Hospitals Corp., No. 157098/2020, 2021 WL 2688488 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 28, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims for discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation under the New York City Human Rights Law. Plaintiff alleged that “his coworkers touched him inappropriately,…

Read More Retaliation Claim Stated Against NYC Health & Hospitals Corp.
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In Garcia v. NYC Health & Hospitals Corp., No. 157098/2020, 2021 WL 2688488 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 28, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff (a homosexual Hispanic male who alleges he suffers from panic disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), claustrophobia, and HIV) sufficiently alleged a claim for hostile work…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Under NYC Human Rights Law Against NYC Health & Hospitals Corp.
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In Polite v. Marquis Marriot Hotel et al, No. 509830/15, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 04046, 2021 WL 2558121 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. June 23, 2021), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination, unlawful retaliation, and hostile work environment claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. This decision is instructive…

Read More Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation Claims Properly Dismissed Against Marquis Marriot Hotel
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In Argoti v. Equinox Holdings, Inc., No. 152903/2019, 2021 WL 2480058 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 17, 2021) – an employment discrimination / hostile work environment case –  the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to compel information regarding plaintiff’s medical treatment, which they contend was relevant to plaintiff’s claim for emotional distress…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Plaintiff May Refrain, For Now, From Producing Medical Discovery Relating to Emotional Distress Damages
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In Jimenez v. 64th St. Auto Parts Inc., No. 153409/2020, 2021 WL 2416508 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 11, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race and national origin discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In…

Read More Race and National Origin Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against 64th St. Auto Parts
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In a recent decision, captioned Roenick v. Sam Flood et al, No. 20-cv-7213, 2021 WL 2355108 (SDNY June 9, 2021), the court dismissed claim of gender and sexual orientation discrimination asserted by former professional hockey player Jeremy Roenick. The court summarized the pertinent allegations as follows: The key events at issue here began when Roenick…

Read More Court Dismisses Jeremy Roenick’s Sex and Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims Arising From Termination Following Co-Worker Threesome Joke
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In Wright v. Compass Group USA, No. 516793/2018, 2021 WL 2354877 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County June 08, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment (hostile work environment) claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws (NYSHRL and NYCHRL, respectively). The court summarized…

Read More Sexual Harassment / Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against Compass Group USA
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In Mandeville v. NYC Health & Hospitals, No. 159748/2020, 2021 WL 2165639, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 31815(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County May 18, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged an age-based hostile work environment claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. After determining that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims for…

Read More Age-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Against Harlem Hospital
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