Author Archives: Arion Cintron

Not So Cushy For Cushman & Wakefield

An African- American female executive of behemoth real estate company Cushman & Wakefield has filed suit claiming race and gender discrimination. In the suit, Plaintiff Nicole Urquhart- Bradley, alleges that she was used as merely a “face for workplace diversity,” but often faced unequal treatment to that of her counterparts. After working for Cushman for… Read more »

Sexual Orientation Discrimination After Zarda

The question of whether sexual orientation is covered under Title VII has been brought up again in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Recently, the court reversed and remanded a 2016 decision in the matter of Cargian v. Breitling USA. The case arose when Breitling employee Fredrick Cargian, who is gay,… Read more »

Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation: Are You Protected?

Discrimination claims often arise in the employment context. Despite this fact, there are a  number of anti-discrimination laws that protect people from discrimination outside of the workplace. The New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) and New York City Human Rights Law “NYCHRL”) both have provisions making it unlawful for “a place of public accommodation”… Read more »

EEOC Lawsuit Charging United Airlines with Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a rampant issue as we have seen in the news and on social media. Some of the nation’s most beloved celebrities and public figures have been accused of sexual harassment, and major institutions have even been at the forefront of socio-political discussion as victims continue to  come forward. United… Read more »

Can a Hug Be Considered Sexual Harassment?

The short answer, YES! On June 22, 2018, the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York,  handed down a decision in the case of Batten v. Global Contact Services, LLC, where it ruled that a hug from a supervisor could be actionable conduct under Title VII, the New York State Human Rights Law… Read more »