NYS Human Rights Law

In Scott v. YSB Services Inc., 21-CV-7711 (VSB), 2024 WL 1330043 (S.D.N.Y. March 28, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of retaliation asserted 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. After…

Read More Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Stated; Termination Followed Sexual Harassment Complaint
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In Jacobs v. Hudson Valley Family Physicians, PLLC, 1:22-CV-1184, 2024 WL 1200002 (N.D.N.Y. March 20, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s quid pro quo sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: Plaintiffs allege that…

Read More Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Claim Plausibly Alleged; Court Cites “Subtext” of “Suggestive” Text Messages & Photographs
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In Ellis v. City of New York, No. 159090/2022, 2024 WL 1195688 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 20, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: In this instance, Plaintiff further asserts…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims, Including Allegations of “Slave-Esque Working Conditions”, Dismissed
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In Harlow v. Molina Healthcare, Inc., 5:20-CV-1382, 2024 WL 1126736 (N.D.N.Y. March 15, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on her retaliation claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. After summarizing the “black letter” law, the court…

Read More Retaliation Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Termination Followed Sexual Harassment Complaint
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In Harlow v. Molina Healthcare, Inc., 5:20-CV-1382, 2024 WL 1126736 (N.D.N.Y. March 15, 2024), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on her hostile work environment sexual harassment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. After summarizing the black-letter law, the…

Read More Hostile Work Environment (Same-Sex) Sexual Harassment Claims Survive Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Unwanted Touching and Suggestive Language
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In Nofal v. IMCMV Times Square LLC et al, 22 Civ. 3104 (DEH), 2024 WL 1138928 (S.D.N.Y. March 15, 2024), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s religion-based hostile work environment claim. Plaintiff, who is Muslim, predicated his religious-discrimination claim on a single comment, namely, telling plaintiff that if he…

Read More Religion-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Single Comment Insufficient
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In Syeed v Bloomberg L.P., No. 20, 2024 N.Y. Slip Op. 01330, 2024 WL 1097279 (N.Y. Ct. App. Mar. 14, 2024), the New York Court of Appeals, answered the following certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: Whether a nonresident plaintiff not yet employed in New York City or State…

Read More NY Court of Appeals Issues Worker-Friendly Decision as to NYC Human Rights Law’s “Impact” Requirement
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In Kagel-Betts v Warren, No. 601810/2023, 81 Misc. 3d 1233(A), 202 N.Y.S.3d 723, 2024 N.Y. Slip Op. 50055(U), 2024 WL 237743 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Suffolk Cty. Jan. 12, 2024), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. As to that claim, the court explained:…

Read More Court Dismisses Hostile Work Environment Claim, Citing Lack of Examples of Alleged Conduct
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In Phillips v. Fashion Institute of Technology et al, No. 23-375-cv, 2024 WL 1005500 (2d Cir. March 8, 2024), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, vacated a lower court’s summary judgment on her retaliatory hostile work environment claims against an individual defendant who, according to plaintiff, threatened to “kill” her.…

Read More 2nd Circuit Vacates Dismissal of Black FIT Employee’s Retaliatory Hostile Work Environment Claims
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In Moore, Kim v. Hadestown Broadway Limited Liability Company, No. 23-CV-4837 (LAP), 2024 WL 989843 (S.D.N.Y. March 7, 2024), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (in an opinion authored by Judge Preska), inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims. (I wrote about the court’s…

Read More Actress Plausibly Alleges Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Under NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws (But Not Title VII)
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