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In Hausdorf v. New York City Department of Education, 2018 WL 895657 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 14, 2018), the court adopted a Report & Recommendation as to plaintiff’s age discrimination and retaliation claims.((The court also upheld the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims (as insufficiently “hostile”) other claims under the NYCHRL’s election-of-remedies doctrine and failure to […]

In Canty v. The Dept. of Educ. of the City of New York (Sup. Ct. Kings Cty. 500257/2015 Feb. 1, 2018), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff – a 61 year-old, African teacher – stated a cause of action for retaliation and discrimination under the NYC Human Rights Law. In sum, the court held that […]

From JILL S. MEYER, M.D., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. DAVID J. SHULKIN, SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, Defendant-Appellee,, 2018 WL 480478, at *2 (C.A.2 (N.Y.), 2018) (Summary Order): There is no basis to infer age discrimination from Meyer’s failure to obtain the staff psychiatrist position: she fails to identify any evidence that the reason the NJ VA did […]

In McGuire-Welch v. The House of the Good Shepherd, 16-4095, 2018 WL 443487 (2d Cir. Jan. 17, 2018) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the New York State Human Rights Law. The court applied the principle that “anti-discrimination law does not […]

In Basso v. EarthLink, Inc., 2018 NY Slip Op 00030 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 2, 2018), the court affirmed summary judgment in defendants’ favor on plaintiff’s claims of gender and age discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Plaintiff carried her “de minimis burden” of showing a prima […]

In Breitstein v. Michael C. Fina Co., 2017 NY Slip Op 08883 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Dec. 21, 2017), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s religious discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation causes of action under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. This decision teaches/confirms that, in a discrimination case, the question is not […]

In Eng v. City of New York, 17-1308, 2017 WL 5438877 (2d Cir. Nov. 14, 2017) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of, inter alia,[1]The court also affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims under the Equal Pay Act and the New York City Human Rights Law. plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims under the New York State […]

In Kassapian v. City of New York, 2017 NY Slip Op 07985, 2017 WL 5474008 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. Nov. 15, 2017), the Second Department held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims of sexual harassment, age discrimination, and retaliation under the NYC Human Rights Law. As to plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim, the court explained: The allegation that […]

In Sims v. Columbia University, NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 156566/2013 (Nov. 2, 2017) (J. James), the court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of age, race, and disability discrimination under the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws. Among its reasons for dismissal were that plaintiff did not […]

In Pfizenmayer v. Hicksville Public Schools et al, 2017 WL 4994482, 17-0568-cv (2d Cir. Nov. 2, 2017) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal – for failure to state a claim under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) – of plaintiff’s employment discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment […]