Ordered that the order is modified by deleting therefrom the provisions which granted those branches of the defendants' respective motions which were to dismiss (1) the second cause of action in the second amended complaint, (2) the second amended complaint insofar as asserted against the individual defendants, and (3) the plaintiff's jury demand, and substituting therefor a provision denying those branches of the defendants' respective motions; as so modified, the order is affirmed, with costs to the appellant.
The Supreme Court erred in dismissing the second cause of action in the second amended complaint, alleging a violation of the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (29 USC § 623) (hereinafter the ADEA). The court reasoned that the second cause of action was untimely. However, the second cause of action arose out of the same facts and circumstances which gave rise to the first and third causes of action, alleging violations of the Human Rights Law (Executive Law art 15) (see, Ferrante v American Lung Assn., 90 N.Y.2d 623). It is undisputed that the first and third causes of action were interposed in a timely fashion in the original complaint. Accordingly, the ADEA claim is deemed to relate back to the claims that had been interposed in the original complaint (see,
The Supreme Court additionally erred in dismissing the second amended complaint against the individual defendants, who are partners in the law firm that employed the plaintiff (see, Schutz v Finkelstein Bruckman Wohl Most & Rothman, supra; see also, Patrowich v Chemical Bank, 63 N.Y.2d 541, 543-544; Executive Law § 292 ; 29 USC § 630 [b]; Equal Empl. Opportunity Commn. v State of Illinois, 69 F.3d 167, 171; Austin v Cornell Univ., 891 F.Supp. 740, 749-750).
Under Federal statutory law, the plaintiff is entitled "to a trial by jury of any issue of fact" giving rise to his ADEA claim (29 USC § 626 [c] ). Accordingly, the Supreme Court erred in dismissing the plaintiff's jury demand (see, CPLR 4101 ; Guice v Schwab & Co., 89 N.Y.2d 31, 39, cert denied 520 U.S. 1118; Kolomick v New York Air Natl. Guard, 219 A.D.2d 367; cf., Bockino v Metropolitan Transp. Auth., 224 A.D.2d 471).
The plaintiff's remaining contention is without merit.