Nanny Rights

In Stoica v. Phipps, 2018 WL 1226045 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. Index No. 153834/2017, March 8, 2018) (J. Lebovits), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws.[1]It also held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged various other claims, including…

Read More Nanny Sufficiently Alleges Hostile Work Environment / Sexual Harassment; Claims Were Not “Too Outrageous and Incredible to be Believed”
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In a recently-filed Manhattan federal court complaint, captioned Davy v. Darren Davy (SDNY 16-07083), plaintiff Angela Maria Puerta – a nanny and housekeeper who worked for defendants Darren Davy and Asmaa Davy – asserts claims of unpaid wages, hostile work environment, and unlawful termination. From the complaint: 1. For more than two years, [plaintiff] worked…

Read More Nanny/Housekeeper’s Wage/Hour, Hostile Work Environment, Unlawful Termination Allegations Against Darren & Asmaa Davy
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Nannies (live-in and otherwise) are a prominent feature of many wealthy households, particularly those in New York City. The familial nature of the relationship may blur the line between what is proper and improper conduct. For example, the “workplace” is typically not an office, but rather the employer’s home; negotiations may be held at the kitchen…

Read More Nanny Rights: Special Protections for “Domestic Workers” in New York
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