2019

In Doe v. Colgate University, 2019 WL 190515 (2d Cir. Jan. 15, 2019) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s Title IX claim. The court summarized the law: Under Title IX …, “[n]o person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of,…

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From Bussa v. St. John’s University, 2019 WL 136641, at *3–4 (E.D.N.Y., 2019): Plaintiff has failed to allege sufficient facts to demonstrate that the defendant discriminated against him in violation of Title VII or the ADA. As a general matter, the complaint suggests that the plaintiff did not actually apply for a specific position, although he…

Read More Aspiring Graduate Student’s Title VII, ADA Discrimination Claims Dismissed
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In Marino v. City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 09027 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Dec. 27, 2018), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint alleging employment discrimination. From the decision: Plaintiff’s timely allegations fail to state claims for employment discrimination (see Askin v Department of Educ. of the City of N.Y., 110 AD3d 621…

Read More City Not Responsible For Alleged Discrimination By Police Pension Fund, Court Holds
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In Diallo v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., 2019 WL 140728 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2019), the court, inter alia, adopted a Magistrate Judge’s recommendation to deny defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. From the decision: As to the merits, Whole Foods’ argument on the hostile work environment claim presents a…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment
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In Vitti v. Macy’s Incorporated, 17‐3493‐cv, 2018 WL 6721091 (2d Cir. Dec. 21, 2018) (Summary Order), the 2nd Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims against Macy’s Inc. and Clinique. In this case, plaintiff – who worked in the Clinique department of Macy’s Herald Square store in New York City – asserts claims of wrongful…

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In Sedhom v SUNY Downstate Med. Ctr., 2018 NY Slip Op 33210(U), 155837/2017 (Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Dec. 13, 2018), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged age discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The court noted: Here … Plaintiff has alleged that she was frequently the subject of general…

Read More Age Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against SUNY
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In McElroy v. The Dept. of Educ. of the City of New York, No. 160689/2017, 2019 WL 132532 (Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 08, 2019), the court (inter alia) denied defendant’s motion to dismiss, as insufficiently alleged, plaintiff’s claim that she was subjected to a “hostile work environment” because of her alleged disability (here, obesity).…

Read More Obesity-Related Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal Under NYC Human Rights Law
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In Chau v. Granger Management LLC et al, 357 F. Supp. 3d 276, 2019 WL 120766 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 7, 2019), the court, inter alia, held that a non-NYC resident met the “geographic” requirement of the the NYC Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). The court explained the black-letter law: “In order for a nonresident to invoke the…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff Meets “Impact” Test of NYC Human Rights Law, Court Holds
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In Morrison v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 17-CV-2885, 2019 WL 109401 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 4, 2019), the court, inter alia, granted defendant UPS’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim. From Judge Pauley’s opinion: Even drawing all inferences in Morrison’s favor, he does not establish a pattern of behavior meeting § 1981…

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In Wu v. Jensen-Lewis Co., Inc., 2018 WL 5723122 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 1, 2018), the court (inter alia) held that the plaintiff plausibly stated a claim for public accommodation discrimination. Plaintiff, who is legally blind, asserted that defendants’ website is not compliant with federal law (the Americans with Disabilities Act) because it was not fully and…

Read More Website-Accessibility Disability Discrimination Plausibly Alleged, Court Finds
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