Arrest/Conviction Discrimination

In Alegre v. The City of New York, No. 157532/2022, 2024 WL 2747895 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County May 28, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of arrest record discrimination asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: Finally, Defendants move to dismiss Plaintiff’s cause of…

Read More NYPD Officer Sufficiently Alleges Arrest History Discrimination Claim Under the NYS Human Rights Law
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In Sanchez v. Hersha Hospitality Trust, No. 155483/2022, 2024 WL 129992 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 11, 2024), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently asserted a claim of discrimination based on criminal conviction history under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Plaintiff has sufficiently pled a prima…

Read More NYCHRL Discrimination Claim, Based on Conviction Record, Survives Dismissal
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In Matter of Whitfield v. City of New York, 199 A.D.3d 548, 2021 WL 5364756, 2021 NY Slip Op 06466 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Nov. 18, 2021), the court upheld the determination to decline to hire petitioner as a youth development specialist. The respondent proffered two reasons for not hiring the petitioner. The first was…

Read More Job Rejection Upheld; First Amendment Retaliation and Conviction Discrimination Claims Dismissed
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In Sassi v. Mobile Life Support Services, No. 55, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 05449, 2021 WL 4732794 (N.Y., Oct. 12, 2021), the New York Court of Appeals broadly construed the New York laws prohibiting discrimination based on a prior criminal conviction. From the decision: On this appeal, based on the arguments preserved by the parties,…

Read More NY Court of Appeals Provides Plaintiff-Favorable Interpretation of Criminal Conviction Discrimination Law
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In Whitfield v. City of New York Admin. For Children’s Services, No. 101407/2019, 2020 WL 5040369 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 26, 2020), the court rejected the petitioner’s claim of impermissible discrimination based on his criminal record (specifically, a conviction for second degree murder). The Court framed the issue – which came before…

Read More Conviction Record Discrimination Claim Against ACS Rejected; CPLR Article 78 Petition Dismissed
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In Hodge v. New York City Transit Authority, No. 11006, 11007, 159612/18, 655191/18, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 01008, 2020 WL 716782 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Feb. 13, 2020), the Appellate Division, First Department, upheld the termination of petitioner’s employment. From the decision: The termination of petitioner Hodge’s employment based on conduct that, if proven in court,…

Read More Termination Did Not Violate Arrest/Conviction Discrimination Statutes, Court Finds
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In Sassi v. Mobile Life Support Servs., Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op 07305 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. Oct. 9, 2019), the court affirmed the lower court’s dismissal – see Sassi v. Mobile Life Support Services, Inc., NY Supreme Court, Dutchess County, Index No. 2016-51918, Decision and Order filed 12/15/16 – of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claim,…

Read More Court Affirms Dismissal of Conviction Discrimination Claim Under the NYS Human Rights Law
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In Harding v Donatella GCT LLC, No. 158886/2017, 2019 WL 1597675, at *1 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Apr. 11, 2019), the court granted plaintiff’s motion under CPLR 3025 (b) to amend her complaint to add a claim under the Fair Chance Act of the New York City Human Rights Law, alleging that Donatella…

Read More Court Permits Amendment to Add “Fair Chance Act” Criminal History Discrimination Claim
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In Carrington v. New York State Off. for People With Dev. Disabilities, 2019 NY Slip Op 01887 (App. Div. 4th Dept. March 15, 2019), an employment discrimination case, the court affirmed the lower court’s order granting defendant’s pre-answer motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint – alleging discrimination based on prior criminal conviction in violation of the…

Read More Criminal Conviction Discrimination Case Properly Dismissed as Untimely, Court Holds
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In Suarez v. Mosaic Sales Solutions US Operating Co., LLC, 2018 WL 357540 (2d Cir. 17-2344 Jan. 11, 2018), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claim under the New York City Fair Chance Act, N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-107(11)(a), based on defendant’s failure to follow certain procedures before rescinding plaintiff’s job offer after discovering,…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of NYC Fair Chance Act Claim; Amount-in-Controversy Element Not Satisfied
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