Under General Municipal Law 50-H, any person who is allegedly harmed by the personnel or acts of a city agency or person must file a Notice of Claim before 90 days following the alleged harm. The UFT and NYSUT used to tell members this at the start of any harassment or discrimination grievance. They dont do this anymore.
As you can see from the article posted below, being timely, and filing a lawsuit based upon the Notice of Claim within 1 year + 90 days is very important. Notice of Claim Does Not Cover Subsequent ActsLINK
|Agostinello v Great Neck Union Free Sch. Dist.|
|2013 NY Slip Op 00052|
|Decided on January 9, 2013|
|Appellate Division, Second Department|
|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.|
WILLIAM F. MASTRO, J.P.
DANIEL D. ANGIOLILLO
SANDRA L. SGROI
ROBERT J. MILLER, JJ.
(Index No. 15144/09)
Great Neck Union Free School District, appellant.
Sokoloff Stern LLP, Westbury, N.Y. (Adam I. Kleinberg and
Melissa L. Holtzer of counsel), for appellant.
Wolin & Wolin, Jericho, N.Y. (Alan E. Wolin of counsel), for
DECISION & ORDER
MASTRO, J.P., ANGIOLILLO, SGROI and MILLER, JJ., concur.