NYS Human Rights Law

In Lues v. City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 32546(U), Index No. 161923/2013 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Oct. 5, 2018), the court held that plaintiff’s retaliation, but not gender and nationality-based discrimination, claims survived summary judgment. With respect to her discrimination claims, the court noted, inter alia, the absence of “evidence demonstrating that…

Read More Retaliation Claim Continues Against City of New York; Court Cites Changed Demeanor After Learning of Lawsuit

In Wolf v. Imus, 2018 NY Slip Op 51361(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Sept. 27, 2018) (J. d’Auguste), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s (an 80 year-old Florida resident) age discrimination claims against radio personality Don Imus et al. This was based on both geography and the merits. Here is an excerpt from the decision: Due to…

Read More Florida Resident’s Discrimination Claims Against Imus Dismissed

In Maines et al v. Last Chance Funding, Inc. d/b/a The LCF Group et al, 2018 WL 4558408 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 25, 2018), the court clarified the standard for imposing liability on individual defendants under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), N.Y. Executive Law § 290 et seq. The statute, explained the court, provides for…

Read More Court Explains Standard for Individual Liability for a Hostile Work Environment Under the New York State Human Rights Law

In Thomas v. Jonathan Mintz, Commissioner New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and the City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 51169(U), 2018 WL 3652302 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. Aug. 1, 2018), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race- and sex-based hostile work environment claims under the New York State and City Human Rights…

Read More Race, Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; “Sporadic Hostile Behavior” Insufficient

In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned Lockwood v. CBS Radio Inc., Joseph Benigno et al (NY Supreme Ct. Kings Cty. Index 514650/2018, July 17, 2018), plaintiff alleged, inter alia, “that the terms, conditions and privileges of her employment relationship with Defendants … were adversely affected because of her sex” and “that she was subjected to sexual…

Read More Sexual Harassment Complaint Filed Against CBS Radio Et Al

Today is the 2018 NYC Pride March, which celebrates the LGBT community and commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Since last year’s March, there have been several interesting developments in the area of LGBT rights. For example, earlier this year the Second Circuit held (en banc) in Zarda v. Altitude Express that Title VII of the…

Read More NYC Pride Parade 2018

In Miller v. News Am., 2018 NY Slip Op 03946 (App. Div. 1st Dept. June 5, 2018), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age discrimination and retaliation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Plaintiff minimally established a prima facie case of age discrimination by demonstrating that he was a…

Read More Court Affirms Dismissal of Freelance Photographer’s Age Discrimination and Retaliation Claims