NYS Human Rights Law

In Gordon v Consolidated Edison, Inc., No. 152614/2017, 2020 WL 192980 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County March 16, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Gordon has established a prima facie case…

Read More Medical Marijuana Discrimination Claims Against Con Edison Survive Summary Judgment

In Thomas v. Jonathan Mintz et al, No. 103397/11, 11405, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 02367, 2020 WL 1942218 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Apr. 23, 2020), the court modified a lower court decision to deny defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim, but upheld its dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment and discrimination claims, under the New…

Read More Retaliation Claim Survives Dismissal; Hostile Work Environment and Discrimination Claims Dismissed

In Jian Hua Li v. Chang Lung Group Inc., 2020 WL 1694356 (E.D.N.Y. April 7, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. As to plaintiff’s state law claim, the court explained: Plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim under the NYSHRL fails.…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based on Chinese-American Status, Dismissed

In Sedhom v Suny Downstate Medical Center, No. 155837/2017, 2020 WL 1514710, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 30881(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 27, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim for hostile work environment under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. As to the state law, the court held:…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed Against SUNY Downstate Medical Center

A recent decision, Brouillard v Sunrun, Inc., No. 518516-2019, 2020 WL 998990, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 30663(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Feb. 26, 2020), illustrates the difference between the New York State Human Rights Law and the comparatively broader New York City Human Rights Law – here, specifically, in the context of a claim…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim Arising From Medical Marijuana User Status Sufficiently Alleged Under City, But Not State, Law

In Wang v. Air China Limited and LB Oceanfront Corp., 17-CV-6662, 2020 WL 1140458 (E.D.N.Y. March 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim. From the decision: After assessing the totality of the alleged conduct, the relevant factors, and the Second Circuit’s caution against “setting the…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment

In Pignone v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 2020 WL 1140509 (N.D.N.Y. March 9, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, finding that there was no act committed by defendant within the relevant statute of limitations (here, three years under the New York State Human Rights Law). (while the court denied defendant’s motion to…

Read More Court Dismisses Hostile Work Environment Claim Against UPS on Statute of Limitations Grounds

In EEOC v. United Health Programs of America, Inc. and Cost Containment Group, Inc., 14-CV-3673, 2020 WL 1083771 (EDNY March 6, 2020), the court, inter alia, upheld a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs, who alleged that they were subjected to a religious discrimination and a religion-based hostile work environment in violation of Title VII…

Read More Religion-Based Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment Jury Verdict for Plaintiff Upheld

In Cunningham v. New York Junior Tennis League, Inc., 18-CV-1743, 2020 WL 916964 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 26, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims. After summarizing the legal standards for hostile work environment claims under federal, state, and city law, the court applied the law…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Relate to the Neighborhood” Comment Deemed Insufficient