NY Labor Law 741

In Kilcullen v. The New York and Presbyterian Hosp., No. 650470/2015, 2020 WL 4048130 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 15, 2020), the court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed plaintiff’s claims of retaliatory discharge in violation of New York’s whistleblower laws (Labor Law 740, 741), as well as constructive discharge. In…

Read More Whistleblower Claims Dismissed; Employer’s Refusal to Accept Resignation Retraction Not an “Adverse Employment Action”
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In Mehulic v. New York Downtown Hosp., 2017 NY Slip Op 06416 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Sept. 12, 2017), the court reversed the trial court’s Order granting defendant summary judgment on plaintiff’s retaliation claim under Labor Law § 741 on the ground of collateral estoppel. From the decision: However, the motion court erred in finding that plaintiff’s…

Read More Whistleblower (NY Labor Law § 741) Retaliation Claim Survives Summary Judgment; OPMC Rulings Did Not Operate as Collateral Estoppel
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In Wooding v. Winthrop University Hospital et al, No. 16-cv-4477, 2017 WL 2559942 (E.D.N.Y. June 12, 2017) (J. Spatt), the court granted in part and denied in part defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). It held that plaintiff plausibly alleged various claims, including race discrimination, retaliation, and hostile…

Read More Race Discrimination Plausibly Alleged Against Winthrop University Hospital; Complaint Referred to Use of the Word “Nigger” and “Coded” Racial Language
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In Ruiz v. Lenox Hill Hosp., No. 160377/15, 2017 WL 213802 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 19, 2017), the First Department affirmed (in part) a lower court’s decision addressing plaintiff’s claims under New York’s general and health-care whistleblower laws (N.Y. Labor Law §§ 740 and 741) Here are plaintiff’s allegations, as summarized by the court:…

Read More Surgeon’s Whistleblower Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Von Maack v. Wyckoff Heights Med. Ctr., 140 A.D.3d 1055 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dept. June 22, 2016), the court held that (1) an arbitration determination that plaintiff was terminated for just cause did not collaterally estop her from pursuing a retaliation claim under New York’s “health care whistleblower law”, codified at New York Labor Law…

Read More Health Care Whistleblower Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Arbitration Decision That Termination Was For “Just Cause” Did Not Preclude Retaliation Claim
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In Galbraith v. Westchester County Health Care Corp., 2016 NY Slip Op 04176 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. June 1, 2016), the court affirmed the trial court’s finding in favor of plaintiff, a perfusionist (Wikipedia definition here), on his whistleblower claim under New York Labor Law § 741. Here’s what happened: In October 2008, [plaintiff] was appointed as…

Read More Court Affirms $455K Award to Whistleblowing Perfusionist on Labor Law 741 Claim
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In Menghini v. Neurological Surgery, P.C., No. CV 15-3534, 2016 WL 3034482 (E.D.N.Y. May 24, 2016), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual harassment and whistelblower claims, as well as defendants’ motion to strike “redundant, immaterial, impertinent and scandalous” material from plaintiff’s complaint. The facts, briefly and as summarized by the court (here’s plaintiff’s…

Read More Plaintiff States Hostile Work Environment Claim Based on Allegations of “Sexually Charged” Comments
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In Fough v. Aug. Aichhorn Ctr. for Adolescent Residential Care, Inc., No. 18294/13, 2016 WL 2338423 (N.Y. App. Div. 2nd Dept. May 4, 2016), the court held that the defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s “whistleblower retaliation” lawsuit under CPLR 3211(a)(7) should have been denied – i.e., that plaintiff sufficiently alleged this claim. In sum, plaintiff (a…

Read More Nurse States New York Whistleblower (Labor Law § 740) Claim Based on Alleged Improper Supervision by Unqualified Person
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In Novak v St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hosp. Ctr., Inc., 2016 NY Slip Op 00762 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Feb. 4, 2016), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s “healthcare whistleblower” claim under New York Labor Law § 741. From the decision: Plaintiff alleges that defendants had retaliated against her for lodging a complaint with defendant supervisors regarding the…

Read More “Healthcare Whistleblowing” Claim Dismissed; Abandonment of Post Was Reason for Termination
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In Malanga v. NYU Langone Med. Ctr., No. 14CV9681, 2015 WL 7019819, (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 12, 2015), the Southern District of New York held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged her claims of retaliation under the False Claims Act and sexual orientation discrimination (hostile work environment) under the NYC Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). Here is her amended complaint. False…

Read More Plaintiff Sufficiently Alleges False Claims Act and Sexual Orientation Discrimination (Hostile Work Environment) Claims Against NYU Langone Medical Center
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