Statute of Limitations

In Jarrett v. Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transportation Operating Authority, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 32701(U), 2017 WL 6610409 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty., 150116/2017 Dec. 18, 2017) (J. Sokoloff), the court explained and applied the “continuing violation doctrine” in the context of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims under the New York State and City Human Rights…

Read More Court Finds “Continuing Violation Doctrine” Inapplicable to Complaint’s NYS and NYC Human Rights Law Claims

In Ortegas v. G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op 09262 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Dec. 28, 2017), the court affirmed the dismissal, under CPLR 3211(a)(1), of plaintiff’s discrimination claims as time-barred. The court explained: Plaintiff’s employment application “utterly refutes” her discrimination claims and conclusively establishes defendants’ defense as a matter of law……

Read More Employment Discrimination Claim Time-Barred; Employment Application Limited Statute of Limitations to Six Months

In Antrobus v. New York City Department of Sanitation, 16-3490-cv, 2017 WL 5952699 (2d Cir. Dec. 1, 2017) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims. As to plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court explained: With regard to hostile work environment, Antrobus asserted that egregious…

Read More Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation Claims Properly Dismissed as Time-Barred and Other Reasons

In Ada Damla Demir, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Sandoz Inc., et al., Defendants-Appellants., 2017 WL 5328744 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Nov. 14, 2017), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged violations of New York’s Whistleblower Law (Labor Law 740) and employment discrimination claim (under the New York State Human Rights Law). Initially, the court held that plaintiff’s Whistleblower…

Read More Whistleblower, Discrimination, and Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Dismissal

In Shirazi v. New York Univ., 2017 NY Slip Op 32013(U) (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Index No. 161303/2014 Sept. 25, 2017) – in which plaintiff asserts claims of discrimination based on religion, race, national origin, disability, and retaliation – the court discussed and applied the “continuing violation” doctrine under the New York State and City…

Read More Court Explains and Applies the “Continuing Violation” Doctrine Applicable to Hostile Work Environment Claims Under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws

In Seck v. Information Management Network, 2017 WL 3879683 (2d Cir. Sept. 6, 2017) (Summary Order), the court reiterated the rule that “[a] cause of action for employment discrimination accrues from the moment of the discrete act constituting an unlawful employment practice, not from when the discriminatory motive is discovered.” Applying the law, the court held:…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Employment Discrimination Claims as Untimely; Rejects “Motive Discovery” Rule

In Kpaka v. City University of New York, 2017 WL 3866642 (2d Cir. 16-3527 Sept. 5, 2017) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s race discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court explained the standards applicable to evaluating the sufficiency of a discrimination claim: To…

Read More Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Race Discrimination Claims as Time-Barred and Based on Different Treatment of a Non-Similarly-Situated White Employee

In O’Halloran v. Metropolitan Transp. Auth., 2017 NY Slip Op 06237 (Aug. 22, 2017), the court addressed the following narrow issue on appeal: [W]hether the motion court providently permitted plaintiff to amend her complaint to include belated claims of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation on the ground that those claims related back to the original pleading,…

Read More Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims Rendered Timely Under the “Relation Back” Doctrine, CPLR 203(f)

In Rodriguez v. Dickard Widder Indus., No. 19323/13, 2017 WL 2259841 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dept. May 24, 2017) – arising from plaintiff’s allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation – the court held that “the plaintiff’s State law causes of action under the NYSHRL and the NYCHRL are barred by her election of an administrative remedy” since…

Read More Federal Discrimination Claims Not Barred By State and City Law Election of Remedies, Court Holds