NYC Human Rights Law Geographic Applicability

In Jarusauskaite v. Almod Diamonds, Ltd., et al., 2020-04756, 2021 WL 4734048 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Oct. 12, 2021), the court held that plaintiff’s claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws because of an insufficient connection to New York. From the decision: Supreme Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over the Human Rights…

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In Hay v. New York Media LLC, 20-CV-6135, 2021 WL 2741653 (S.D.N.Y. July 1, 2021), the court discussed and applied the geographic limitations of the New York City Human Rights Law. The plaintiff in this case is Bruce Hay, a professor at Harvard Law School. He brought this lawsuit against the author (Kera Bolonik) and…

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In Kraiem v. Jonestrading Institutional Services LLC, No. 19-5160, 2021 WL 2134818 (S.D.N.Y. May 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted plaintiff’s motion for leave to amend her First Amended Complaint to include an “aiding and abetting” theory of liability against one individual defendant (Mazzullo). From the decision: Plaintiff sufficiently alleges that Mazzullo aided and…

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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…

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In Bush v. Alliant Content, LLC, No. 151495/2020, 2021 WL 1204987 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 29, 2021), the court dismissed, with prejudice, plaintiff’s claim of employment discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). While that statute is comparatively broader than its federal and state counterparts, it will not apply…

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In Ware v. L-3 Vertex Aerospace, LLC, 2020 WL 6494823 (2d Cir. Nov. 5, 2020) (Summary Order), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws on geographic grounds. From the Order: Ware was a resident of Jacksonville, Florida during his…

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In Pakniat v Moor et al, No. 160019/2019, 2020 WL 2198218 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County May 04, 2020), a sexual harassment case, the court held that the plaintiff did not satisfy the geographical requirements of the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The facts, briefly: [P]laintiff lived and worked in Canada…

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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…

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In Mejia v. White Plains Self Storage Corp., 2020 WL 247995 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 16, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s employment discrimination claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. The court based its decision as to that claim on the NYCHRL’s limited geographic applicability. The court summarized the law as follows:…

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In McKinney v. Quayshanna Tanner of Set and Service Resource et al, 2019 WL 3067116 (SDNY July 12, 2019), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The Court must dismiss Plaintiff’s NYCHRL claims. The NYCHRL does not apply to discriminatory acts that occurred outside…

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