Blog

Thank you for visiting the Pospis Law Blog (the “Blog”), maintained by Pospis Law, PLLC (the “Firm”). The Blog primarily provides general information regarding legal developments in the areas of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, civil rights, and personal injury. This website’s general disclaimer (which is incorporated by reference) likewise applies to the Blog. 1. Not…

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

In Walker v. Northern Pipe & Supply, LLC, Dkt. No. HHD-CV-19-6119581-S, 2023 WL 196032 (Conn. Super. January 11, 2023), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment on her hostile work environment sexual harassment  and other related claims. From the decision: The defendants argue that there is insufficient evidence…

Read More Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Negligent Hiring/supervision Claims Survive Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Penis, Boobs, Bikini Comments
Share This:

In DeCollibus v. Schimmel, 2023 NY Slip Op 00372 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Ja. 26, 2023), the court affirmed the lower court’s order dismissing plaintiff’s negligence claim, arising from injuries sustained when defendant’s dog (Lola) chased a ball onto a road in Central Park and collided with plaintiff while she was riding her bike.…

Read More Chasing Ball Was “Normal Canine Behavior”, Not Evidence of “Vicious Propensities”
Share This:

In Syeed v. Bloomberg L.P., 2023 WL 350565 (2d Cir. Jan. 23, 2023), the court addressed, and certified to the New York Court of Appeals, the following question: Whether a nonresident plaintiff not yet employed in New York City or State satisfies the NYCHRL or NYSHRL impact requirement if the plaintiff pleads and later proves…

Read More Second Circuit Certifies Question of Geographic Applicability of NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws to NY Court of Appeals
Share This:

In Gardner-Alfred v. Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2023 WL 253580 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 26, 2023), the court, inter alia, permitted plaintiff’s religious discrimination claim, asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to continue. This decision is instructive as to what constitutes “religion” within the meaning of Title VII: Gardner-Alfred has…

Read More Title VII Religious Discrimination Claim, Arising From Termination Due to Vaccine Refusal, Survives Dismissal
Share This:

In Jahan v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., No. 158707/2021, 2023 WL 173200, 2023 N.Y. Slip Op. 30107(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 11, 2023), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff – a woman of Indian ethnicity, Muslim religion, and Bangladesh national origin – sufficiently alleged a hostile work environment…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based in Part on Alleged Harassment During Ramadan, Survives Dismissal
Share This:

In Brown v. New York City Dept. of Educ., No. 157642/2020, 2023 WL 173201, 2023 N.Y. Slip Op. 30106(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 12, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s national origin discrimination claims (in part) against the NYC Dept. of Education. From the decision: With respect…

Read More National Origin Discrimination Claims Proceed Against NYC Dept. of Education
Share This:

In Zepeda v. Halftime Bar & Grill Corp., 2023 WL 266504 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 18, 2023), a hostile work environment/sexual harassment case, the court, inter alia, awarded plaintiff $25,000 in emotional distress damages following defendants’ default. From the decision: For “garden variety” emotional distress claims, where a plaintiff did not seek medical treatment but the plaintiff’s…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff Awarded $25,000 in Emotional Distress Damages Following Defendants’ Default
Share This:

In civil litigation, the trial is the end of a long journey, beginning with the filing of a complaint, continuing through and completing discovery, and, often, motion practice. In New York state court, the filing of the Note of Issue will result in the placement of the case on the trial calendar.  Before the matter…

Read More Anatomy of a Lawsuit, Part 6: Trial
Share This:

Plaintiff has filed and served their Complaint, and the Defendant has either filed their Answer, or made a motion to dismiss which the Court has denied. At this point, we enter the most involved, costly, and time-consuming stage of litigation: Discovery (“Disclosure” in New York practice).  (If this were a cross-country road trip from New…

Read More Anatomy of a Lawsuit, Part 4: Discovery / Disclosure
Share This: