NYC Human Rights Law

In Olaechea v. City of New York et al, 17-CV-4797, 2019 WL 4805846 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2019), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. As to…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Romantic Rumors Insufficient

In Schaper v. The Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and Carol Wilson, 17-cv-01246, 2019 WL 4748303 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently issued a document titled “Legal Enforcement Guidance on Discrimination on the Basis of Immigration Status and National Origin“. It begins by summarizing and outlining the contributions that immigrants has made to New York City: Approximately 3.2 million New York City residents were born outside of the…

Read More NYC Commission on Human Rights Issues Enforcement Guidance on Immigration Status and National Origin Discrimination

In Doe v. Bloomberg, L.P. et al, 2019 WL 4605568 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Sept. 24, 2019), the First Department addressed the issue of “when an individual owner or officer of a corporate employer may be held strictly liable as an employer under the New York City Human Rights Law”, specifically, Administrative Code of…

Read More First Department Clarifies Standard for Individual Liability Under the NYCHRL

In Chow-Tai v Fulvio & Associates, LLP, No. 158939/2018, 2019 WL 4039146, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 32514(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 27, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s constructive discharge claim. From the decision: To establish a constructive discharge, Plaintiff must demonstrate “deliberate and intentional” acts of…

Read More Constructive Discharge Claim Survives Dismissal; Sexual Harassment and Other Claims Dismissed as Time-Barred

In Crookendale v. New York City Health & Hosps. Corp., 2019 NY Slip Op 06446 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Sept. 3, 2019), the court held that plaintiff’s NYC Human Rights Law gender discrimination should not have been dismissed. From the decision: The motion court should not have dismissed the claim of gender discrimination while sustaining…

Read More NYCHRL Gender Discrimination Claim Should Not Have Been Dismissed, 1st Department Holds

In a recently-filed lawsuit – captioned Leibowitz v. New York County Lawyers Association et al, NY Sup. Ct. Kings Cty. Index No. 517381/2019 (filed Aug. 7, 2019) – plaintiff alleges that the New York County Lawyers Association (and other individually-named defendants) discriminated against her because of her gender/pregnancy and retaliated against her. Plaintiff alleges, inter…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against the NY County Lawyers Association

In a recent case, Palmer v. Cook, 2019 NY Slip Op 29240 (Sup. Ct. Qns. Cty. Aug. 5, 2019), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently stated a claim for “caregiver status” discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law.[1]As with many blog posts, here I have addressed only a subset of this…

Read More Caregiver Status Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged, Court Finds

In a recent case, Palmer v. Cook, 2019 NY Slip Op 29240 (Sup. Ct. Qns. Cty. Aug. 5, 2019), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently stated a claim for hostile work environment under the New York City Human Rights Law.[1]As with many blog posts, here I have addressed only a subset of this…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Included Comments, Thrown Objects, and Changed Locks