NYC Human Rights Law

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:…

Read More NYC Human Rights Law’s Geographic Limitations Explained and Applied

The New York City Human Rights Law was recently amended, yet again, to enhance the protections available to NYC workers. Effective January 11, 2020, the statute – one of the (if not the) broadest civil rights laws in the country – protects freelancers and independent contractors in addition to, e.g., “employees” and interns. The new…

Read More NYC Human Rights Law Expanded to Protect Freelancers and Independent Contractors

In Mitchell v. New York City, No. 161543/2018, 2020 WL 109664 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 09, 2020), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim (though it dismissed plaintiff’s race/gender discrimination and hostile work environment claims. From the decision: Although the court finds plaintiff failed to establish a prima facie…

Read More NYPD Officer’s Retaliation Claim Survives Dismissal, Court Rules

In Ibrahim v. Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, 19-CV-3821, 2020 WL 107104 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged sexual harassment under the New York City Human Rights Law, codified at N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8–107(1)(a) (NYCHRL). The court’s decision nicely summarizes the present state of the law regarding how…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against Fidelity Brokerage Services, Court Holds

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)

In Wright v. Liao, No. 157161/2017, 2020 WL 41671 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 03, 2020), the court discussed and addressed who is entitled to the protections of the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Specifically, the court explained: In order to determine who is an employee under the both the…

Read More Court Finds Issues of Fact as to Whether Plaintiff Was Protected by the New York State and City Human Rights Laws

In Camoia v. City of New York, 787 Fed.Appx. 55, 57 (2d Cir. Dec. 13, 2019) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s perceived-as disability claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In sum, plaintiff – a NYPD trainee – alleges that defendant…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of NYPD Trainee’s “Perceived As Disabled” Discrimination Claim

In New York practice, “consolidation” is the mechanism for joining two or more actions into one. In Lopez v. Bendell, No. 156292/2017, 2019 WL 6216089 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 18, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to consolidate two actions – one asserting discrimination based on race and national origin under…

Read More Consolidation of Discrimination and Wage Actions Denied

In Saltzman v. Exlservice Holdings Inc., No. 154361/2019, 2019 WL 6843028 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Dec. 11, 2019), the court denied defendants’ motion to compel arbitration of plaintiff’s gender discrimination and retaliation claims asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff asserts that defendants treated her worse than similarly-situated…

Read More Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Not Subject to Arbitration Clause, Court Holds

In Schmitt v. Artforum International Magazine et al, No. 10080, 159496/17, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 09352, 2019 WL 7173975 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 26, 2019), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged retaliation under the New York City Human Rights Law, modifying the lower court’s order dismissing that claim as facially insufficient under…

Read More Retaliation Claim Survives Dismissal Against Artforum International Magazine