Statute of Limitations

In Matter of 130-10 Food Corp. v. New York State Div. of Human Rights, 2018 NY Slip Op 08123 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. Nov. 28, 2018), the court held that employment (disability) discrimination claim should be dismissed on statute-of-limitations grounds. The court explained: “Pursuant to Executive Law § 297(5), a complainant seeking redress under the [New…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissed Against One Respondent as Time Barred; “Relation Back” Doctrine Inapplicable

In Romero v. City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 28108, 2018 WL 1746395 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Bronx Cty. Index No. 23064/2017E, April 3, 2018), a race discrimination case asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law, the court held that the transfer of venue from Bronx County to Kings County pursuant to…

Read More Race Discrimination Case Transferred to Brooklyn, Where Only Non-Time-Barred Conduct “Arose” [Romero v. City of New York]

In Ko v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 17-2743, 2018 WL 1830460 (2d Cir. April 17, 2018) (Summary Order), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as untimely.…

Read More Employment Discrimination Complaint Properly Dismissed as Time-Barred; July 4th Holiday Did Not Warrant Equitable Tolling [Ko v. JP Morgan Chase]

From Abdelal v. Kelly, No. 17-1166, 2018 WL 992307 (2d Cir. Feb. 21, 2018) (Summary Order): The district court analyzed timeliness based solely on the IAB investigation that concluded on September 30, 2009. But Abdelal presented evidence of alleged harassment after that date. He contends that the Level II performance monitoring, which continued until September…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Resurrected From Dismissal on Timeliness Grounds

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…

Read More Teacher/Coach’s Age Discrimination, Retaliation Claims Survive Dismissal

In Jarrett v. Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transportation Operating Authority, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 32701(U), 2017 WL 6610409 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty., 150116/2017 Dec. 18, 2017) (J. Sokoloff), the court explained and applied the “continuing violation doctrine” in the context of plaintiff’s New York State and City Human Rights Law employment discrimination claims. The NYS and NYC…

Read More Court Finds “Continuing Violation Doctrine” Inapplicable to NYS and NYC Human Rights Law Claims

In Ortegas v. G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op 09262 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Dec. 28, 2017), the court affirmed the dismissal, under CPLR 3211(a)(1), of plaintiff’s discrimination claims as time-barred. The court explained: Plaintiff’s employment application “utterly refutes” her discrimination claims and conclusively establishes defendants’ defense as a matter of law……

Read More Employment Discrimination Claim Time-Barred; Employment Application Limited Statute of Limitations to Six Months

In Antrobus v. New York City Department of Sanitation, 16-3490-cv, 2017 WL 5952699 (2d Cir. Dec. 1, 2017) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims. As to plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court explained: With regard to hostile work environment, Antrobus asserted that egregious…

Read More Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation Claims Properly Dismissed as Time-Barred and Other Reasons

In Ada Damla Demir, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Sandoz Inc., et al., Defendants-Appellants., 2017 WL 5328744 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Nov. 14, 2017), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged violations of New York’s Whistleblower Law (Labor Law 740) and employment discrimination claim (under the New York State Human Rights Law). Initially, the court held that plaintiff’s Whistleblower…

Read More Whistleblower, Discrimination, and Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Dismissal

In Shirazi v. New York Univ., 2017 NY Slip Op 32013(U) (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Index No. 161303/2014 Sept. 25, 2017) – in which plaintiff asserts claims of discrimination based on religion, race, national origin, disability, and retaliation – the court discussed and applied the “continuing violation” doctrine under the New York State and City…

Read More Court Explains and Applies the “Continuing Violation” Doctrine Applicable to Hostile Work Environment Claims Under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws