2022

In Erno v. New York State Office of Information Technology Services, No. 1:19-CV-1457, 2022 WL 1224325 (N.D.N.Y. April 26, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (but not under the New York State Human…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim, Against NYS Office of Information Technology Services, Survives Summary Judgment
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In U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Green JobWorks, LLC, Civil Action No. RDB-21-1743, 2022 WL 1213478 (D.Md. April 25, 2022), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims of sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the “black letter” law, the court applied it to…

Read More EEOC Sufficiently Alleges Sex Discrimination on a “Pattern or Practice” Theory, Court Holds
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In Robinson v. Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, No. 22-cv-5098 RJB-JRC, 2022 WL 1237671 (W.D. Wash. April 27, 2022), the court adopted a Report & Recommendation to dismiss plaintiff’s race discrimination and sexual harassment claims, asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This decision relates to a crucial procedural element of Title…

Read More Title VII Race Discrimination, Sexual Harassment Claims Dismissed Due to Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies
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In Dunham v. Hartford Board of Education, No. HHD-CV-206129681-S, 2022 WL 1223917 (Conn. Super. April 26, 2022), the court, inter alia denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: A hostile work environment claim requires…

Read More Sexual Harassment (Hostile Work Environment) Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against Hartford Board of Education
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In Armijo v. Costco Wholesale Warehouse, Inc., No. 19-00484-ACK-RT, 2022 WL 1267254 (D.Hawai’i April 28, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability-based hostile work environment claim. The court summarized the pertinent law as follows: A hostile work environment claim relies on a series of separate acts that collectively…

Read More Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed Against Costco
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In Moore v. Louis Dejoy, 18-CV-9967, 2022 WL 1239688 (S.D.N.Y. April 27, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s age-based hostile work environment claim, since plaintiff did not “administratively exhaust” that claim at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. From the decision: Because she did not file a formal complaint regarding alleged improper comments or a hostile…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Not Administratively Exhausted; Dismissed
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In Saketkoo v. Administrators of Tulane Educational Fund, 2022 WL 1183824 (C.A.5 (La.), 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant on plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.…

Read More Gender-Based Title VII Hostile Work Environment Claim Properly Dismissed: Fifth Circuit
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In Durand v. Shull, 2022 WL 1184041 (10th Cir. April 21, 2022), the Tenth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s application of qualified immunity to grant defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim. In sum, plaintiff – a Black female who worked as a Youth Services Specialist at a juvenile detention…

Read More Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim; Cites Relevance of Prison Context
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In Shiber v. Centerview Partners LLC, 21 Civ. 3649, 2022 WL 1173433 (S.D.N.Y. April 20, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s disability discrimination claims asserted under the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws. This decision is instructive as to how courts apply those statutes’ geographic (“impact”) test in the increasingly-prevalent factual context…

Read More NYCHRL Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Geographic “Impact” Requirement Not Satisfied
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In Shibetti v. Restaurant, No. 517343/20, 2022 WL 1199333 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Apr. 21, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiffs sufficiently alleged claims of sex (including pregnancy) discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Sexual harassment “is one species…

Read More Sexual Harassment, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliatoin Claims Sufficiently Alleged by Brooklyn Diner Employees
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