NYS Human Rights Law

In Dixon v. City of New York, No. 161050/2022, 2024 WL 1995142 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County May 6, 2024), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims of race discrimination, gender discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, and religious discrimination (failure to accommodate). As to plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims, the court explained: Under…

Read More Plaintiff Sufficiently Alleges Sex and Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Against the City of New York, Court Holds
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In Elco, Melissa Breitenbach v. Yvette Aguiar, et al, No. 2022-01691, 614414/20, 2024 N.Y. Slip Op. 01796, 2024 WL 1423822 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Apr. 03, 2024), the court affirmed the lower court’s denial of defendant’s motion, pursuant to CPLR 3211(a), to dismiss plaintiff’s discrimination claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. From…

Read More Plaintiff Sufficiently Alleges “Inferior Terms, Conditions or Privileges of Employment” Under the Amended NYS Human Rights Law
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In Flint v. Atlantic Networks, LLC, No. 505043/2021, 2024 WL 1840597 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Apr. 17, 2024), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The court began by summarizing the standard to apply when considering a pre-answer motion…

Read More Court Denies Motion to Dismiss NYSCHR, NYCHRL Disability Discrimination Claims Following Dismissal of Federal Complaint Without Prejudice
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In Serrano v. The City of New York, No. 2023-05750, 2095, 810438/22, 2024 N.Y. Slip Op. 02156, 2024 WL 1723814 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Apr. 23, 2024), the Appellate Division, First Department reversed a lower court’s order granting defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination asserted under the New York State and City Human…

Read More First Department Revives Race Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment Claims
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In Defranco v. New York Power Authority, 20-CV-1861-LJV, 2024 WL 1621533 (W.D.N.Y. April 15, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability (hearing impairment) based hostile work environment asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: This Court finds that the…

Read More Hearing Impairment-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Perez v. RJR Maintenance Group Inc., No. 652938/2023, 2024 WL 1532761 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Apr. 5, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of discrimination asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In reaching its conclusion, the court employed the “joint employer”…

Read More Applying “Joint Employer” Doctrine, Court Denies Motion to Dismiss National Origin Discrimination Claims
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In Gordon-Mallett v. Mount Sinai Hospitals Group, Inc. et al, 22-cv-1159 (LJL), 2024 WL 1513910 (S.D.N.Y. April 8, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. As to…

Read More Sex, Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Against Mt. Sinai Survive Summary Judgment
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In Farah v. Emirates and Emirates Severance Plan, 21-CV-05786-LTS, 2024 WL 1374762 (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’ claim of discrimination based on national origin (American). From the decision: To plead a prima facie case of intentional discrimination under Title VII, Plaintiffs must plausibly allege: (1) they…

Read More National Origin (American) Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal Against Emirates
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In Floyd v. New York Public Radio, 23-cv-1096 (ALC), 2024 WL 1407058 (S.D.N.Y. April 2, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. After summarizing the relevant…

Read More Radio Host Jami Floyd’s Race Discrimination Survives Motion to Dismiss
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