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In Matter of Advanced Recovery, Inc. v. Fuller, 2018 NY Slip Op 03974 (2d Dept. June 6, 2018), the court confirmed an April 2015 determination of the New York State Division of Human Rights (SDHR) finding that the complainant – a woman who was born a man, and who was diagnosed with gender dysphoria – suffered discrimination. […]

In Persaud v. Walgreens Co., 2018 NY Slip Op 03555, 2018 WL 2224185 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. May 16, 2018), the court summarized the legal standard applicable to claims under the NYC Human Rights Law: The NYCHRL prohibits discrimination in employment based upon, inter alia, race and national origin (see Administrative Code of City of N.Y. […]

In Luckie v. Northern Adult Day Health Care Center, 2018 NY Slip Op 03349, 2018 WL 2123993 (App. Div. 2d Dept. May 9, 2018), the Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint under CPLR 3211(a) pursuant to the NYS Human Rights Law’s “election of remedies” doctrine. This decision illustrates why employment discrimination […]

In Valente v Dave & Buster’s of N.Y., Inc. 2018 NY Slip Op 01089 (App. Div. 2d Dept. Feb. 14, 2018), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s personal injury lawsuit, arising from an assault at a Dave & Buster’s restaurant. From the decision: On October 8, 2010, the plaintiff was stabbed while at a […]

One venue available to victims of employment discrimination – including being subjected to a hostile work environment – is to pursue a claim in the New York State Division of Human Rights, an administrative agency that enforces the New York State Human Rights Law. Proceeding in that forum, however, results in a relatively limited range […]

In Bissett v 30 Merrick Plaza, LLC, 2017 NY Slip Op 08805 (App. Div. 2d Dept. Dec. 20, 2017), the court affirmed the denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment. In this case, plaintiff alleged that she “was injured when she slipped and fell on a pile of wet leaves on one of the steps of […]

In Keceli v. Yonkers Racing Corp., 2017 NY Slip Op 08359, 2017 WL 5762297 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. Nov. 29, 2017), the Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation claims under the New York State Human Rights Law. As to plaintiff’s sexual orientation discrimination claim, the court explained the law, […]

In Matter of Lai v. St. John’s Univ., 2017 NY Slip Op 07601 (App. Div. 2d Dept. Nov. 1, 2017), the court affirmed a lower court’s decision dismissing the Article 78 petition brought by a professor following his termination due to alleged sexual harassment of a student. The court explained: The employment of the petitioner, a tenured […]

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 Matter of Ferrara v. New York State Div. of Human Rights, 2017 NY Slip Op 06968 (App. Div. 2d Dept. Oct. 4, 2017), the court affirmed the denial of petitioner’s Article 78 petition to review a determination by the New York State Division of Human Rights that petitioner’s discrimination claims were barred by the NYS […]