Compiling Written Discovery In NY Employment Bias Cases

Law360 (March 24, 2020, 6:11 PM EDT) -- This article provides guidance to employer attorneys on gathering key written discovery in single-plaintiff employment discrimination cases brought under the New York Human Rights Law[1] and the New York City Human Rights Law.[2] The note will focus on discovery procedures pursuant to New York's Civil Practice Law and Rules, or CPLR.

More specifically, this article addresses the following topics:

The permissible scope of discovery in NYHRL and NYCHRL cases;

Documents defense counsel should seek from the employer in preparation for discovery;

Categories of information and documents to seek from the plaintiff;

Document requests in NYHRL and NYCHRL cases; and

Interrogatories and notices to admit...

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