NYC Human Rights Law Geographic Applicability

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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In Chau v. Granger Management LLC et al, 357 F. Supp. 3d 276, 2019 WL 120766 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 7, 2019), the court, inter alia, held that a non-NYC resident met the “geographic” requirement of the the NYC Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). The court explained the black-letter law: “In order for a nonresident to invoke the…

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A recent case, Amaya v. Ballyshear LLC, 2018 WL 6065493 (EDNY Nov. 20, 2018), discusses the geographical reach of the New York City Human Rights Law. In this case, the Plaintiff – a former housekeeper who lives in Southampton, New York – claims that defendants engaged in unlawful discrimination and retaliation in violation of the NYCHRL.…

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In Wolf v. Imus, 2018 NY Slip Op 51361(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Sept. 27, 2018) (J. d’Auguste), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s (an 80 year-old Florida resident) age discrimination claims against radio personality Don Imus et al. This was based on both geography and the merits. Here is an excerpt from the decision: Due to…

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In Giove v. City of New York, 15-cv-2998, 2018 WL 736008 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 5, 2018), the court addressed whether sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation claims brought by a teacher were barred by collateral estoppel due to a prior finding at a hearing pursuant to NY Education Law § 3020-a. Under the facts of this case, the…

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A recent New York state court decision, Fernandez v. POP Displays & Active Staffing Services (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 154516/2016 Jan. 5, 2017), illustrates the limitations on the geographic reach of the New York City Human Rights Law. The court granted defendant POP Display’s motion to dismiss under CPLR 3211(a)(2) for lack of subject…

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