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In Sassi v. Mobile Life Support Servs., Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op 07305 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. Oct. 9, 2019), the court affirmed the lower court’s dismissal – see Sassi v. Mobile Life Support Services, Inc., NY Supreme Court, Dutchess County, Index No. 2016-51918, Decision and Order filed 12/15/16 – of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claim,…

Read More Court Affirms Dismissal of Conviction Discrimination Claim Under the NYS Human Rights Law
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In Griffin v. Sirva, Inc., No. 35, 2017 WL 1712423 (N.Y. May 4, 2017), the New York Court of Appeals addressed three certified questions – posed to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit[1]Griffin v. Sirva Inc., 835 F3d 283 (2d Cir. 2016) – regarding liability under the New York State…

Read More Court of Appeals Clarifies Liability Under the NYS Human Rights Law Regarding Discrimination Based on Criminal Conviction
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In Martino v. Consolidated Edison Co. of N.Y., Inc., 105 AD3d 575 (App. Div. 1st Dept Apr. 18, 2013), the First Department held that New York’s “conviction discrimination” law (NY Correction Law Article 23-A, §§ 750-755) does not protect an employee from discipline/termination due to convictions and arrests incurred while they are employed. The court explained: Defendant…

Read More First Department Holds That New York’s “Conviction Discrimination” Law Does Not Protect Employee Where Conviction Occurs During Employment
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