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

September 2021 Schedule, Updated: September 1, 2021

9/1/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Ashley D. Goodlow v F.M. Butt Hotels Corp. d/b/a Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Rochester Airport; Naeem W. Butt
Administrative Law Judge: Edward Luban

9/1/21 - 9/2/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Gloribel Figueroa Baez v Mi Gente Multiservice MGM I,Corp.
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

Edtia Thompson v Carrols, LLC d/b/a Burger King; Phil Hagen
Administrative Law Judge: Martin Erazo, Jr.

9/3/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Rufino A. Estevez v Felo Deli Grocery Corp.
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

9/8/21 - 9/9/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Anthony Leonard Caruso v City of Hornell
Administrative Law Judge: Michael T. Groben

Glenn Liou v Golden Rule Wine and Liquor Store Inc.
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

Marie Cessant v Crothall Healthcare, Inc.; Norberto David, Assistant Director; Ronald Russo, Director
Administrative Law Judge: Edward Luban

9/13/21 - 9/14/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Nancy Bellamy v Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center
Administrative Law Judge: Margaret A. Jackson

Pamela A. Hogan v City of North Tonawanda; Patricia Brosius
Administrative Law Judge: Martin Erazo, Jr.

Louis Miguel Rosario v New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration; Lisa Herman
Administrative Law Judge: Thomas S. Protano

9/15/21 - 9/16/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Autumn D. Marsh v Ginny Rae's, LLC; Jesse Sutherland
Administrative Law Judge: Margaret A. Jackson

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

9/20/21 - 9/21/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Lilia Lopez; Jose Arias v Snezana Stankovic; Valeria Stankovic
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

Tyana T. Caviness v Laundry Land of Yonkers Corp.; David Choi
Administrative Law Judge: Margaret A. Jackson

Christina Spark v Manufacturers & Traders Trust Company
Administrative Law Judge: Martin Erazo, Jr.

Wendy Rodriguez v CarePro of NY, Inc
Administrative Law Judge: Edward Luban

Arianna White v Tivoli Sailing Company LLC; Jerome Crandall-Hollick
Administrative Law Judge: Robert M. Vespoli

9/22/21 - 9/23/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Dinorah L. Vega v Overlook Farms, LLC; Nicholas Lyons; Denval Trubbie
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

Milane Santos v Sleep Days, Inc.; Shafiq Ul Hassan
Administrative Law Judge: Robert M. Vespoli

Germaine Williams v E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.
Administrative Law Judge: Martin Erazo, Jr.

Braiman Slater v Greece Central School District
Administrative Law Judge: Edward Luban

9/23/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Rufino A. Estevez v Felo Deli Grocery Corp.
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

9/27/21 - 9/28/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Steven Mancuso-Haitz v H Marbles LLC
Administrative Law Judge: Michael T. Groben

Jaimee H. Hazel v Hempstead Union Free School District
Administrative Law Judge: Margaret A. Jackson

Lynda M. Derfert v Charter Communications, Inc.
Administrative Law Judge: Martin Erazo, Jr.

Rina Ruiz v N.C.D.I Realty Corp. d/b/a Commack Motor Inn; Raymond Marquez; Julia Rojo
Erika Oliva Lago v N.C.D.I Realty Corp. d/b/a Commack Motor Inn; Julia Rojo; Raymond Marquez
Yessica Oliva v N.C.D.I Realty Corp. d/b/a Commack Motor Inn; Raymond Marquez; Julia Rojo
Winston Arza v N.C.D.I Realty Corp. d/b/a Commack Motor Inn; Raymond Marquez; Julia Rojo
Jose R. Tejada v N.C.D.I Realty Corp. d/b/a Commack Motor Inn; Julia Rojo; Raymond Marquez
Ana Maria Montenegro Vda De Castedo v N.C.D.I Realty Corp. d/b/a Commack Motor Inn; Julia Rojo; Raymond Marquez
Bryan C. Rios Ramirez v N.C.D.I Realty Corp. d/b/a Commack Motor Inn; Raymond Marquez; Julia Rojo
Administrative Law Judge: Robert M. Vespoli

9/29/21 - 9/30/21, 9:30 AM to 5 PM
New York State, Division of Human Rights v Victory 1 Food, Inc. d/b/a Domino's Pizza
Administrative Law Judge: Thomas S. Protano

Domingo Rivera v Monroe School Transportation, Inc; Durham D&M LLC, a Subsidiary of National Express LLC
Administrative Law Judge: Martin Erazo, Jr.

Detrick Birks v Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Onondaga-Cortland-Madison
Administrative Law Judge: Michael T. Groben

Virginia Parris v City of New York, Department of Correction
Administrative Law Judge: Alexander Linzer

Amy Fortin a/k/a Avery Fortin v Remark Holding Company, Inc.; Brianna Rich; Moira Nowc
Administrative Law Judge: Margaret A. Jackson




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.