New York State Division of Human Rights Public Hearings


Videoconference Public Hearings
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR) will be holding public hearings via a videoconference platform. Anyone who wishes to attend a public hearing, including members of the public, press, and other non-participating observers ("attendees") should email Opens in a new window[email protected]. Attendees will be able to see and/or hear the public hearing in the same manner as the participants and will have a similar experience to sitting in a hearing room. Please note that you must email your intent to attend a hearing, to the email above, at least one business day in advance of the start of the hearing.

IMPORTANT: Any recording of a Division proceeding held by video or teleconference, including “screen-shots” or other audio or visual copying of a hearing, is absolutely prohibited.

Technical Support: The Division will not provide technical support for participants or attendees. Please contact your local IT support, and you may let us know if you are having technical difficulties by email at Opens in a new window[email protected].

Public Hearings Schedule

February 2021 Schedule, Updated: February 1, 2021

2/1/21 - 2/2/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Aida Cabrera-Moro v Parker Jewish Institute For Health Care and Rehabilitation
Administrative Law Judge: Margaret A. Jackson

Jessie Dixon v Allstate Power Vac, Inc. d/b/a ACV Enviro
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

Kevin G. Small v Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
Administrative Law Judge: Michael T. Groben

Sylvia M. Ebiware v Long Island Community Hospital
Administrative Law Judge: Robert M. Vespoli

2/3/21 - 2/4/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Angel M. Toro v Dinosaur Restaurants, LLC d/b/a Dinosaur Bar-B-Que; Christopher Sheppard
Administrative Law Judge: Edward Luban

Darryl M. Inman v NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

Richelle S. Rayner v New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Administrative Law Judge: Michael T. Groben

Samuel B. Mitchell v Global Administrative Services, LLC
Administrative Law Judge: Margaret A. Jackson

Tracye Shearin v Palm West Corporation d/b/a Palm West Side
Administrative Law Judge: Thomas S. Protano

2/8/21 - 2/9/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Jean-Marcene Marcellus v Mayco Building Services, Inc.
Administrative Law Judge: Robert M. Vespoli

Lorilyn J. Sirianni v Millan Healthcare Solutions LLC d/b/a 101 Mobility; Miguel Millan, President
Administrative Law Judge: Michael T. Groben

Louvennia Dandridge v City of New York, Human Resources Administration
Administrative Law Judge: Thomas S. Protano

Sandra Lisbeth Policarpio Joj v J J Cassone Bakery, Inc; Hector Gasca
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

Tia Harris v River Operating Company Inc.
Administrative Law Judge: Margaret A. Jackson

2/10/21 - 2/11/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Julia M. Batista v ABM Industry Groups, LLC f/k/a ABM Janitorial Services-Northeast, Inc.
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

Maryam Karriem v New York City Transit Authority; Kevin Worrell; Taff Henry
Administrative Law Judge: Thomas S. Protano

Stacey Kubicki v Gary Krull & Associates, CPA PC; Gary Krull
Administrative Law Judge: Martin Erazo, Jr.

William Penafiel Campoverde v Dalmar Contracting Corp.
Administrative Law Judge: Margaret A. Jackson

2/17/21 - 2/18/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Anthony Hoose v K3 Works, Inc. d/b/a Domino's Pizza; William Kent
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

James L. Johnson v Northwood Asset Management Group LLC; Andrew Fanelli
Administrative Law Judge: Martin Erazo, Jr.

Kaitlin Braun v Rodney Rastegar, DDS LLC d/b/a Progressive Oral Surgery; Rodney Rastegar; Petos Panagos; Jennifer Davila
Administrative Law Judge: Margaret A. Jackson

Lore McSpadden v YMCA of Greater Rochester
Administrative Law Judge: Edward Luban

Roberto Melendez v Montefiore Medical Center
Administrative Law Judge: Thomas S. Protano

2/19/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Catherine J. Jones v Gramatan Management, Inc.; Glenn Capobianco; Lourdes Guerrero; Wellington Court Holding Corp.; 472 Gramatan Owners, Inc.
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

2/22/21 - 2/23/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Brittany Schutz v Little Smiles Dentistry on Broadway, PC; Antonio Oliviero
Administrative Law Judge: Margaret A. Jackson

Dorie Davis v Catch On The Hudson; Steven Lauterbach; Robert E. Milone; Don Coqui Holding Company, LLC
Administrative Law Judge: Thomas S. Protano

Heather A. Redding v New York State, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Administrative Law Judge: Martin Erazo, Jr.

2/24/21 - 2/25/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Jeffrey S. Landberg v YRC Freight, Inc.; William Jones; Frank Sampsell
Administrative Law Judge: Martin Erazo, Jr.

Nelson D. Harry v Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
Administrative Law Judge: Thomas S. Protano

Robert Marshall Freeman v Syracuse Time & Alarm Co., Inc.; Christopher McAlpin
Administrative Law Judge: Michael T. Groben

Taylor Jo Sofo v Peter G. Grace, DDS PLLC
Administrative Law Judge: Edward Luban




What is a Public Hearing?
DHR investigates, prosecutes, and adjudicates complaints of unlawful discrimination. If a DHR investigation determined that there is probable cause to believe that unlawful discrimination may have occurred, the complaint will move forward to our public hearing process. A public hearing, pursuant to the Human Rights Law, is a trial-like proceeding at which relevant evidence is placed in the hearing record. It is a hearing de novo, which means that the Commissioner’s final decision on the case is based solely on the content of the hearing record. The public hearing is presided over by an Administrative Law Judge, and a verbatim transcript is made of the proceedings. The hearing may last one or more days, not always consecutive. Parties are notified of all hearing sessions in advance, and the case may be adjourned to a later date only for good cause. At the conclusion of the hearing sessions, a proposed Order is prepared by the Administrative Law Judge and is sent to the parties for comment.

What Occurs After the Public Hearing?
A final Order is issued by the Commissioner. The Commissioner either dismisses the complaint or finds discrimination. If discrimination is found, Respondent will be ordered to cease and desist and take appropriate action, such as reinstatement, training of staff, or provision of reasonable accommodation of disability. The Division may award money damages to Complainant including back pay and compensatory damages for mental pain and suffering, attorney’s fees, and civil fines and penalties. A Commissioner’s Order may be appealed by either party to the State Supreme Court within 60 days. Orders after hearing are transferred by the lower court to the Appellate Division for review.