September 2020

In Antoine v. Brooklyn Maids 26, Inc. et al, 19-cv-5676, 2020 WL 5752186 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 26, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged hostile work environment sexual harassment against defendants, and therefore granted plaintiff’s motion for a default judgment. From the decision: Plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim hinges primarily on two incidents.…

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In a recent case, Rubert v. Daniel King, et al, 2020 WL 5751513 (SDNY Sept. 25, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disparate treatment (termination) discrimination claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. (I wrote about the court’s denial of defendants’ motion with respect to plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim here.)…

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In a recent case, Rubert v. Daniel King, et al, 2020 WL 5751513 (SDNY Sept. 25, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. After summarizing the relevant law, the court applied it to the facts: Here, Plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against Walmart et al Under 42 U.S.C. § 1981
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In Gruber v. Glam, Inc., No. 654719/2018, 2020 WL 5590259, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 33088(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 18, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff stated claims of discrimination based on religion (Judaism) and pregnancy under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. After summarizing the “black…

Read More Religious, Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Stated Against Glam, Inc.
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In Toombs v. New York City Housing Authority, 2020 WL 5650423 (2d Cir. Sept. 23, 2020) (Summary Order), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s race discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the law, the court issued the following explanation as to plaintiff’s prima…

Read More Race Discrimination Case Dismissal Affirmed; Vague, Secondhand Comments Insufficient
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In Yassin v. Blackman, No. 2019-04138, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 05090, 2020 WL 5648349 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Sep. 23, 2020) – a personal injury motor vehicle accident case – the Appellate Division, Second Department clarified its “case law regarding the admissibility of a party’s statement recorded in an uncertified police report” and held “that, absent…

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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
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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
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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
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