New York City Human Rights Law

A judge in New York City has just held that an employee who alleged that she was fired for being short did not state a claim under New York state

Continue Reading Being “Short” Is Not A “Predisposing Genetic Characteristic” Under NY Law

Since the Supreme Court’s Gross decision, a federal ADEA plaintiff has a higher burden to prove discrimination – she must establish that “but-for” unlawful discrimination, the employer would not have

Continue Reading The ADEA Landscape: Will Gross Be Legislatively Overturned?

One of the hot topics of employment law in the past few years has been the concept of independent contractors and the liability associated with improperly designating an employee as

Continue Reading Under New York City Human Rights Law, An Independent Contractor Can Be an Employee

In a recent and much anticipated decision, the New York Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court ruled in Zakrzewska v. New School that the New York City Human Rights

Continue Reading NYC Employers Strictly Liable for Supervisors’ Harassing Conduct – No More Faragher/Ellerth Defense!