NYS Human Rights Law

In Stephens v. Isabella Geriatric Ctr., Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op 08795 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Dec. 10, 2019), the court unanimously affirmed the dismissal, by summary judgment, of plaintiff’s retaliation claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In this case, plaintiff alleged that he was terminated from his employment at…

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In Hilsby v. Schultz, No. 21211/2012, 2019 WL 6248396, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 33395(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, Suffolk County Nov. 15, 2019), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim under the New York State Human Rights Law. The court summarized the law: “A hostile work environment exists where the workplace is ‘permeated…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Secretary Reassignment and Alleged Anxiety/Fear Insufficient

In Buczakowski v. Crouse Health Hospital, Inc. et al, 18-cv-330, 2019 WL 6330206 (N.D.N.Y. Nov. 26, 2019), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a hostile work environment based on age and disability (cancer). After reciting the hostile work environment standard, the court held that plaintiff “established [defendant] and several of its employees…

Read More Age & Disability-Related Hostile Work Environment Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against Crouse Health Hospital

In Pozner v. Fox Broadcasting Co., No. 652096/2017, 2019 WL 6117960, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 33415(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 18, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claim, which was based on the filing of a counterclaim by the defendant. Some background: The plaintiff (Pozner) worked was a Fox executive vice president.…

Read More Court Dismisses Retaliation Claim, Predicated on Counterclaim, Under the Noerr-Pennington Doctrine

In Chauhan v. MM Hotel Management LLC et al, 18-cv-5963, 2019 WL 6118006 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 18, 2019), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s clams of race, national origin, and religion-based hostile work environment claims. First, the court summarized the legal standard: To establish a hostile work environment claim under Title VII, “a plaintiff must show…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; 6 Incidents Over a 15 Year Period Insufficient

In Thomas v. City of New York et al, No. 507887/2018, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 51822(U), 2019 WL 6041948 (Sup Ct, Nov. 01, 2019), the court, inter alia, held that the petitioner’s hostile work environment claim was timely under the “continuing violation doctrine.” Petitioner, a guidance counselor, alleged that she was subject to age discrimination…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Against DOE Held Timely Under the “Continuing Violation Doctrine”

In Baker v Revolt Media & TV, LLC, No. 152612/17, 2019 WL 4861967 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 02, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s race and age discrimination claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Defendant asserted that plaintiff’s termination was due to the non-discriminatory reasons of “restructuring…

Read More Age/Race (“Reverse”) Employment Discrimination Claims Dismissed

In Crawford v. ExlService.com, LLC, 2019 WL 5887214 (SDNY Nov. 12, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ 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 York City Human Rights Law. The court…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against ExlService

In Mira v. Harder, 2019 NY Slip Op 08131 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Nov. 12, 2019), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination, retaliation, and “revenge porn” claims. First, the court held that plaintiff’s discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims – asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws –…

Read More Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, and Revenge Porn Claims Dismissed