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Marital Status Discrimination

From Morse v. Fidessa Corp., 2018 NY Slip Op 05975 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Sept. 6, 2018): At issue in this matter of first impression is whether the New York City Human Rights Law’s (HLR) prohibition against discrimination based on “marital status” encompasses a prohibition against discrimination on the basis of the identity of a person’s […]

From Morse v. Fidessa Corp., 2017 NY Slip Op 27276 (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Aug. 8, 2017): Here, plaintiff alleges that he was told he was fired because of his perceived marriage to Wakefield and that he would be considered for future employment if he ended his marriage with Wakefield (complaint ¶¶ 42, 43; proposed amended complaint […]

Here is the complaint recently filed by Mets executive Leigh Castergine against Sterling Mets Front Office LLC and Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Wilpon. Plaintiff alleges that she was discriminated against by Wilpon because she had a child without being married (a practice Wilpon was “morally opposed to”), and then fired for complaining about discrimination.

In Lozada v. Elmont Fire Dept., decided July 22, 2014, the New York State Division of Human Rights found that complainant, volunteer firefighter Beatrie Lozada, was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment in violation of the New York State Human Rights Law. It dismissed, however, her claims that she was subject to discrimination based on […]

Below and here is the complaint filed by teacher Gregory Kenney against Trinity School, Pat Krieger, and Ann Gravel seeking relief under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The lawsuit is captioned Kenney v. Trinity School et al, NY Supreme Court, Index No. 161600-2013. Plaintiff – a “heterosexual, married male with three young children” […]