Blog

Thank you for visiting the Pospis Law Blog (the “Blog”), maintained by Pospis Law, PLLC (the “Firm”). It is not legal advice, and accessing or reading it does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the firm. The Blog primarily provides general information regarding developments in the law of New York in our primary…

Read More Sticky: About This Blog; Disclaimer
Share This:

In Milord-Francois v. The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General et al, 2020 WL 5659438 (SDNY Sept. 23, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Court explained that plaintiff’s hostile…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Conduct by Subordinate Employee Held Insufficient
Share This:

In a recent case, D’Alessio v. Charter Communications, LLC, 2020 WL 5638721 (EDNY Sept. 21, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff’s claim that defendant failed to accommodate plaintiff’s disability (in one respect) under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York City Human Rights Law. According…

Read More Failure-to-Accommodate-Disability Claim (Based on Parking Spot Request) Survives Summary Judgment Against Charter Communications
Share This:

In Green v. New York City Transit Authority et al, 15-cv-8204, 2020 WL 5632743 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 21, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment/hostile work environment claim. Federal & State Law As to plaintiff’s claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the…

Read More Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Name-Calling, Pornography
Share This:

A recent decision, Rimpel v. AdvantageCare Physicians, P.C., 2020 WL 5517281 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 14, 2020), discusses and applies the “stray remarks” doctrine as it applies to a claim of “disparate treatment” discrimination: From the decision: Here, no reasonable jury could conclude by a preponderance of the evidence that Plaintiff’s termination was partially motivated by age…

Read More Age Discrimination Claims Dismissed Upon Application of the “Stray Remarks” Doctrine
Share This:

In a recent case, Stephanie L. v. House of the Good Shepherd, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 04643, 2020 WL 4876487 (N.Y.A.D. 4 Dept., Aug. 20, 2020), the court discusses and applies the foundational principle of “duty” in a negligence case. The facts here are relatively straightforward; in sum, plaintiffs adopted a child through defendant (a…

Read More Court: Foster Agency Owed Duty to Disclose Foster Child’s History to Adoptive Parents
Share This:

In Blodgett v. 22 South Street Operations, LLC, 2020 WL 5523540 (2d Cir. Sept. 15, 2020) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims of discrimination, retaliation, and failure to accommodate in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and retaliation and interference with the exercise of rights under the…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of ADA Discrimination, Retaliation, and Failure to Accommodate Claims
Share This:

In Zheng-Smith v. Nassau Health Care Corporation, 18-cv-2585, 2020 WL 55117486 (EDNY Sept. 14, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims alleged under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. The court explained the black-letter law as follows: Although courts are…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based on Mocking of Accent, Dismissed
Share This:

In Meagher v. State University Construction Fund et al, 2020 WL 5504011 (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 11, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized the “black letter” law applicable to plaintiff’s Title VII retaliation claim: Title VII makes it unlawful “for…

Read More Title VII Retaliation Claim Dismissed; “Gender Plus Parental Status” Complaint Did Not Constitute “Protected Activity”
Share This:

In Trail v. New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, 17-cv-7273, 2020 WL 5504277 (SDNY Sept. 10, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. [1]I discussed the court’s denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to one aspect of plaintiff’s discrimination/disparate treatment…

Read More Title VII Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment
Share This: