New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
December 4, 2012
JOYCE E. FRANCIS,
CHRISTIAN EISENBEISS, ET AL.,
Francis v Eisenbeiss
Decided on December 4, 2012
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.
Saxe, J.P., Acosta, Renwick, Freedman, JJ.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Emily Jane Goodman, J.), entered January 30, 2012, which, to the extent appealed from, denied defendants' motion to dismiss the causes of action alleging retaliation and discrimination under the New York State Human Rights Law, unanimously affirmed, without costs.
The documentary evidence does not demonstrate conclusively that during the relevant time period defendant CRE Capital LLC employed fewer than four persons and therefore was not an employer as defined by the State Human Rights Law (Executive Law § 292). In particular, while CRE's quarterly tax form for the fourth quarter of 2008 indicates that three people were employed in each month of the quarter, it lists four employees' names. Thus, contrary to defendants' contention, the form does not on its face indicate that CRE employed only three people. It does not reflect that, as defendants explain for the first time on appeal, one employee left during the quarter and was replaced by another person, and there was no overlap in their employment.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: DECEMBER 4, 2012
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