A major victory by William J. Sipser at a trial at the New York State Division of Human Rights on behalf of his client Chrystal Martinez, was upheld by a June 2018 decision by the Appellate Division, First Department. The Manhattan appeals court upheld Sipser’s trial verdict where he proved that Martinez was fired illegally due to her disability.
The Appeals Court found that Sipser’s client raised questions of fact as to whether the reason given for her termination was a “pretext”—or excuse–for disability discrimination. This is the second important disability case won by Sipser at the Appellate Division in 2018 alone.
Tuckner Sipser partner William J. Sipser argued and won a recent disability discrimination decision on behalf of his client, Suzette Watson, at the Appellate Division, First Department. The Manhattan appeals court reversed a lower trial court ruling dismissing Watson’s disability discrimination claim against her former employer. Mr. Sipser successfully argued that the stated reason for […]
New York State, New York City and Federal law prohibit race discrimination in employment, which includes hiring, promotions and termination. Nonetheless, race discrimination continues to be prevalent in companies, which in recent years, has even included some very big employers. Race discrimination, of course, is wrong. Most employers recognize the illegality of race discrimination; but […]
Race discrimination cases may be brought under New York State and New York City law and under federal law. In many cases victims of such discriminatory conduct can recover damages for such violation, including as back pay/front pay and emotional distress damages. Some statutes provide for what is called punitive damages. There are some significant […]