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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hostile Environment Cases Under Title VII, 1981 and NY Human Rights Law Are Subject To Same Standards

Sanchez-Vazquez v. Rochester City School District, ___F.3d___ (2d Cir. May 14, 2013), is an important case because the 2d Circuit holds that hostile work environment cases under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1981 and the NYS Human Rights Law are all analyzed under the same standards. The case also demonstrates that it is difficult to make out a cause of action if only a few offensive comments were made over a period of years.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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