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Human Rights

Refusal to rent apartment to transgender woman.

A realty company and its agent were charged with violating the City Human Rights Law by refusing to rent an apartment to a transgender woman.

Comm’n on Human Rights ex rel Desir v. Walter, OATH Index No. 1253/19 (May 31, 2019).

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Personnel

Worker leaves job early 215 times.

An eligibility specialist was found guilty of violating time and leave policy when she left work 5-7 minutes early on 215 occasions over the course of one year.

Dep’t of Social Services (Human Resources Admin.) v. Greene, OATH Index No. 1620/19 (May 15, 2019).

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Real Property

Loft Law coverage.

A group of tenants filed an application seeking findings that their building is an interim multiple dwelling (“IMD”) covered under the Loft Law, and that they are the protected occupants of their units.

Matter of 281 North 7th Street Tenants, OATH Index No. 2567/14 (May 13, 2019).

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Vehicle Retention

ALJ orders car returned.

The owner of a vehicle which was seized following his arrest and who remains incarcerated since that time, filed a demand for a trial for the return of his car.

Police Dep’t v. Taylor, OATH Index No. 1904/19, mem. dec. (May 6, 2019).

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Worker Protection

Paid sick leave law.

Respondents, a business which provided janitorial services and its sole owner, were held jointly liable for failure to provide the complainant with paid sick leave.

Dep’t of Consumer Affairs v. AQP General Services Corp., OATH Index No. 236/19, mem. dec. (May 10, 2019).

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