NYS Human Rights Law

In Achee v. Incorporated Village of Valley Stream et al, No. 20-cv-5294, 2023 WL 7130717 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 30, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the New York State Human Rights…

Read More Race, Religion-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Threat to “Hang” Plaintiff
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In Castillo v. Isakov et al, 22-cv-6888 (LJL), 2023 WL 6664552 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 12, 2023), the court, inter alia, granted plaintiff’s motion for default judgement on his discrimination claims (based on sexual orientation) under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The court summarized plaintiff’s allegations, as to this claim, as follows: Castillo…

Read More Plaintiff Awarded Default Judgment on Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim; Allegations Included Homophobic Slurs Etc.
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In Puppo v. Bluemercury, Inc., No. 152105/2021, 2023 WL 6812153 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 13, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of constructive discharge and hostile work environment sexual harassment. Among plaintiff’s allegations were that plaintiff (a sales associate) inadvertently sent her then-manager (individual defendant Morta)…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claims, Arising From Ridicule Associated With Dissemination of “Intimate Image”, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Manns v. New York State Dept. of Financial Services, No. 160479/2022, 2023 WL 6812166 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 16, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. Plaintiff alleged, among other things, that she…

Read More Alleged “Racist and Sexist Verbal Attacks” Support Hostile Work Environment Claim Under Amended NYS Human Rights Law
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In Spencer v. Global Innovative Group, LLC, 17 Civ. 7604 (PGG) (BCM), 2023 WL 6633860 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 12, 2023), the court declined to adopt a Magistrate Judge’s Report & Recommendation that plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim be dismissed. This decision – and in particular, its thorough evaluation and analysis of pertinent case law (both within…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based on Single Use of the “N-Word”, Survives Dismissal
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In Griffin v. City of New York, No. 157357/2022, 2023 WL 6465003 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 04, 2023), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a sex-based hostile work environment claim under the New York City – but not the New York State – Human Rights Law. This decision, as…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Under NYC Human Rights Law
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In Kekovic v. Titan Motor Group LLC, 22-CV-2142, 2023 WL 6385712 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims. Plaintiff, who identifies as a white male, is married to a black, African American man, and thus asserts “associational discrimination” claims based on this marriage.…

Read More “Associational Discrimination” Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal Against Titan Motor Group
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In Herman v. City of New York et al, 21-cv-6295 (ALC), 2023 WL 6386887 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of hostile work environment, based on his Jewish religion, under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Here, Plaintiff alleges that…

Read More Religion-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims, Based in Part on Single Anti-Semitic Remark, Survive Dismissal
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In Muniz v. The City of New York, 20 Civ. 9223 (JPC), 2023 WL 6294169 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 27, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and age. The court evaluated plaintiff’s federal claims (asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act…

Read More NYPD Officer’s Race & Age Discrimination Claims Survive Summary Judgment
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In Mayorga v. Ira Greenberg, NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, 22-CV-387 (AMD) (RML), 2023 WL 6307994 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 28, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of discrimination (based on gender, sexual orientation, race and national origin), constructive discharge, and hostile work environment sexual harassment under the…

Read More Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
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