NYS Human Rights Law

In Edstrom v. St. Nicks Alliance Corp., 2021 NY Slip Op 03112 (App. Div. 1st Dept. May 13, 2021), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims of housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (42 USC §§ 3604 and 3617) and New York State Human Rights Law, but held that there were sufficient facts…

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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 Long v. Corning Incorporated, 20-1370-cv (2d Cir. May 10, 2021) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, on the ground that such claims were covered by a release. From the Order: On appeal Long principally argues that…

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In Matter of JPK Imports/Oneonta, Inc. v. New York State Div. of Human Rights, 2021 NY Slip Op 02336 (App. Div. 3d Dept. April 15, 2021) – a disability discrimination case – the court upheld the New York State Division of Human Rights’ (SDHR) imposition of a civil fine of $20,000 (and held that the…

Read More Greater Civil Fine in “Serious and Deliberate” Disability Discrimination Was Warranted
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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…

Read More Caregiver Status Discrimination Claim Dismissed Against NYC Dept. of Correction
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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 Grimes-Jenkins v. Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., 2021 WL 1226658 (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Summary Judgment Against Con Edison; Slavery Comment Cited
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In Murray v. NYU Langone Hospitals et al, No. 151402/2019, 2021 WL 1204988 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 29, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s discrimination and retaliation claims, but held that plaintiff’s sexual harassment / hostile work environment claim under the New York City Human Rights Law was sufficiently alleged. While this decision…

Read More Sexually Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal Against NYU Langone Hospitals Under the NYC Human Rights Law
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In Saborit v. Harlem Hospital Center Auxiliary, Inc., et al, 19-cv-4686, 2021 WL 1063241 (S.D.N.Y. March 19, 2021), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (in an opinion authored by Judge Lewis Liman) denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act,…

Read More HIV+ Plaintiff’s Disability Discrimination Claims Survive Summary Judgment Against Harlem Hospital Center
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