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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 Taylor v Health Research, Inc., No. 151848/2019, 2019 WL 5212862, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 33051(U), 5 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 16, 2019), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The court explained that “in order to make out a…

Read More Retaliation Claims Dismissed; Generalized Complaint Was Not “Protected Activity”

In Shakiri v. Subin Associates LLP, No. 650961/2019, 2019 WL 5028690 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 03, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint, which alleges religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, and sexual harassment under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In her complaint, plaintiff…

Read More Sexual Harassment & Religious/National Origin Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal

In Bistreich v City of New York, No. 160194/2016, 2019 WL 4569921 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 16, 2019), the court denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. Plaintiff – a former Legislative Director and Budget Director for the office of…

Read More Asperger’s-Afflicted Plaintiff Defeats Summary Judgment in Disability Discrimination Case

In Phoenix v New York State Dept. of Health, No. 151915/2015, 2019 WL 5150271 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 09, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s constructive discharge and race discrimination claims. As to plaintiff’s constructive discharge claim, the court explained (citations omitted): To state a claim for constructive discharge, plaintiff must allege facts…

Read More Constructive Discharge & Discrimination Claims Dismissed Against NYS Dept. of Health

In Alexander v. Equinox Holdings LLC, No. 160323/2018, 2019 WL 4643772, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 32830(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 18, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s discrimination/harassment claim asserted under the NYC Human Rights Law, NYC. Admin. Code § 8-101 et seq. (NYCHRL). Here, the events giving rise to plaintiff’s sex-based hostile…

Read More Off-Duty Employee’s NYCHRL “Customer Harassment” Claim Dismissed

In Berges v Bodner, No. 153658/2019, 2019 WL 4643770, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 32825(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 24, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s employment discrimination complaint. From the decision: The only element that the parties seriously dispute is … whether her termination occurred under circumstances…

Read More Employment Discrimination Complaint Proceeds; Replacement Shortly After Termination Creates (Weak) Inference of Discrimination

In Pantor v City of New York, No. 159257/2015, 2019 WL 4390454, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 32706(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 13, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied the City’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment/hostile work environment case. The court summarized plaintiff’s contentions as follows: [P]laintiff alleges a course…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; “Presidential Affair” Comment, Among Others, Alleged

In Litwin v. Hammond Hanlon Camp, LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op 51475(U) (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Sept. 9, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s complaint asserting a violation of NYC’s “revenge porn” law, now codified at NYC Admin. Code § 10-180[b][1]. The alleged facts, distilled and simplified, are as follows: Plaintiff (P), an employee of defendant,…

Read More Court Narrowly Construes NYC’s “Revenge Porn” Law; Requires “Direct” Receipt of Intimate Images