May 2018

In Gordon v. Bayrock Sapir Organization LLC, 2018 NY Slip Op 03425, 2018 WL 2141237 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., 2018), the court held that plaintiff survived summary judgment on her gender- and race-based hostile work environment claims and retaliation claims under the NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws, and on her discrimination claim under the NYC…

Read More Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Discrimination Claims Survive Summary Judgment Against Trump Soho

In Pecile v. Titan Capital Group, LLC, 2018 WL 2100456 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. Index No. 110490/2010, May 3, 2018), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiffs’ sexual harassment claims under the NYC Human Rights Law. From the decision: The Court finds that there are issues of fact with…

Read More Sexual Harassment / Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal [Pecile v. Titan Capital Group]

Among the different types of discrimination prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act is so-called “associational discrimination.” Specifically, the ADA, inter alia, prohibits an employer from excluding or otherwise denying equal jobs or benefits to a qualified individual because of the known disability of an individual with whom the qualified individual is known to have…

Read More Court Explains 2d Circuit Standard for “Associational Discrimination” Under the ADA

IN Brunson-Bedi v. State of New York (Hudson Valley DDSO), Local 412 of the CSEA, Inc. et al, 15-cv-9790, 2018 WL 2084171 (SDNY May 1, 2018), the court held that a Title VII sexual harassment plaintiff’s failure to exhaust administrative remedies – in that she did not receive a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC before…

Read More Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Cured in Title VII Sexual Harassment Suit

In Esar v. JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A., 15-cv-382, 2018 WL 2075421 (E.D.N.Y. May 3, 2018), the court (inter alia) dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims. Plaintiff asserted that she was subjected to an “atmosphere of adverse action”, namely (i) lobby cleaning assignments, (ii) covering for one week at another branch, (iii) unpacking branch supplies,…

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In Famighette v. Joseph Rose and Town of Huntington, 17-cv-2553, 2018 WL 2048371 (E.D.N.Y. May 2, 2018), the court, inter alia,[1]The court also denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s age discrimination claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. dismissed plaintiff’s gender discrimination claim asserted on a theory of “sex stereotyping.” In sum, plaintiff –…

Read More Sex Stereotyping Gender Discrimination Claim Dismissed [Famighette v. Joseph Rose and Town of Huntington]

In Famighette v. Joseph Rose and Town of Huntington, 17-cv-2553, 2018 WL 2048371 (E.D.N.Y. May 2, 2018), the court, inter alia,[1]The court also dismissed plaintiff’s gender discrimination/sex stereotyping claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s age discrimination claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act…

Read More Age Discrimination (ADEA) Claim Survives Dismissal; “But For” Causation Need Not Be Established at the Pleading Stage [Famighette v. Joseph Rose and Town of Huntington]

In Rybnik v. MW 303 Corp., 2018 WL 2046571 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty., Index No. 158679/16, April 27, 2018), the court held that the plaintiff may amend her sexual harassment complaint. Here is the legal standard, as explained by the court: Leave to amend pleadings pursuant to CPLR §3025(b) should be freely given “absent prejudice…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff May Amend Her Complaint, Court Rules [Rybnik v. MW 303 Corp.]

In Mejia v. T.N. 888 Eighth Ave. LLC Co., 2018 WL 1988855 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty., Index No. 150228/2014), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged retaliation under New York Labor Law 215. In his thorough and well-reasoned opinion, New York Supreme Court Justice Robert Kalish wrote, inter alia: Plaintiff then alleged that, in retaliation…

Read More Plaintiff States Retaliation Claim Under NY Labor Law 215 [Meija v. T.N. 888 Eighth Ave LLC]