The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is being sued by an ex-employee who claims that she was forced to work in a hostile work environment where sexual harassment was pervasive and retaliated against when she lodged complaints.
The New York City Department of Education is being sued by a former art teacher at a middle school in the Bronx for constructive discharge by making her work environment so hostile due to age and racial discrimination that she had to retire early.
A New York town’s housing authority is being sued by a teenager who took a summer job with it for discriminating against him because he suffered from epilepsy. Theresa Hardy, the mother and legal guardian of the teenager, referred to as “M.D.” in court documents, is suing the New Rochelle Housing Authority on his behalf. M.D. suffers from epilepsy and learning disabilities.
Five paramedics with the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) are suing the city seeking redress from its “illegal conduct, including the implementation of proper sexual harassment training and the enforcement of a zero-tolerance policy against workplace violence and sexual harassment so they may continue their careers at CFD and prevent other females from experiencing this trauma.”
A complaint has been filed in the Southern District of New York against the New York city police department (NYPD) claiming that LGBT officers are routinely discriminated against, and after they seek redress, retaliated against for doing so. The complaint seeks class action status to cover all officers who have experienced or will experience similar treatment.
The NYPD was sued twice in federal court in recent weeks based on allegations of discrimination; one racially-based, the other disability. The racial discrimination claim involves an African-American sergeant who claims that the NYPD retaliated against him following his filing of a formal complaint in November 2015 regarding racist comments in the workplace.
A longtime employee of the New York City Department of Sanitation has sued the city for sexual discrimination. She says she was faced with arbitrary scrutiny before ultimately being fired and replaced by a man.