Statute of Limitations

On March 20, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.8, titled “Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency.” This Order affects various New York laws, including the Civil Practice Law and Rules, the Vehicle and Traffic Law, and the Business Corporation Law. It imposes the following changes to various…

Read More NYS Executive Order 202.8 Extends Statutes of Limitation Etc.

In Raji v. SG Americas Securities, LLC, No. 154174/2019, 2020 WL 94806 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 08, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s sexual orientation discrimination claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Initially, plaintiff sued in federal court. The case was dismissed on October 25, 2018. Plaintiff…

Read More Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim Dismissed as Untimely, Notwithstanding CPLR 205(a)

Happy New Year! Recently, the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) – New York State’s primary anti-discrimination law – has been modified to strengthen employee protections. These changes, some occurring in 2019 and some occurring in 2020, are summarized at the New York State Division of Human Rights’ website, here. These changes include: Effective…

Read More NY State Law Protections for Employees: 2020 and Beyond

In Shah v. State of New York, 2019 NY Slip Op 08884 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. Dec. 11, 2019) – a failure-to-hire national origin discrimination case – the court affirmed the lower court’s decision denying the claimant’s motion seeking leave to file a late notice of claim. In sum, the claimant commenced this action, alleging…

Read More Court Affirms Denial of Leave to File Late Claim Against State Facility in Discrimination Case

In Preston v. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr., 2019 NY Slip Op 31493(U), Index No. 160325/2018 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. May 29, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiffs’ race/color discrimination claims, asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, as time-barred, finding that the “continuing violations doctrine” did not apply. Plaintiffs alleged discrimination…

Read More Race Discrimination Claims Dismissed as Time-Barred; Continuing Violation Doctrine Held Inapplicable

In Matter of 130-10 Food Corp. v. New York State Div. of Human Rights, 2018 NY Slip Op 08123 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. Nov. 28, 2018), the court held that employment (disability) discrimination claim should be dismissed on statute-of-limitations grounds. The court explained: “Pursuant to Executive Law § 297(5), a complainant seeking redress under the [New…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissed Against One Respondent as Time Barred; “Relation Back” Doctrine Inapplicable

In Romero v. City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 28108, 2018 WL 1746395 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Bronx Cty. Index No. 23064/2017E, April 3, 2018), a race discrimination case asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law, the court held that the transfer of venue from Bronx County to Kings County pursuant to…

Read More Race Discrimination Case Transferred to Brooklyn, Where Only Non-Time-Barred Conduct “Arose” [Romero v. City of New York]

In Ko v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 17-2743, 2018 WL 1830460 (2d Cir. April 17, 2018) (Summary Order), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as untimely.…

Read More Employment Discrimination Complaint Properly Dismissed as Time-Barred; July 4th Holiday Did Not Warrant Equitable Tolling [Ko v. JP Morgan Chase]

From Abdelal v. Kelly, No. 17-1166, 2018 WL 992307 (2d Cir. Feb. 21, 2018) (Summary Order): The district court analyzed timeliness based solely on the IAB investigation that concluded on September 30, 2009. But Abdelal presented evidence of alleged harassment after that date. He contends that the Level II performance monitoring, which continued until September…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Resurrected From Dismissal on Timeliness Grounds

In Hausdorf v. New York City Department of Education, 2018 WL 895657 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 14, 2018), the court adopted a Report & Recommendation as to plaintiff’s age discrimination and retaliation claims.((The court also upheld the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims (as insufficiently “hostile”) other claims under the NYCHRL’s election-of-remedies doctrine and failure to…

Read More Teacher/Coach’s Age Discrimination, Retaliation Claims Survive Dismissal