2022

In Cunliffe v. Sandberg, No. 150610/2022, 2022 WL 2343202 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 28, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged color discrimination in violation of the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). This decision is interesting and instructive, for at least the reason that it is one…

Read More Alleged “Poop Face” Comment Sufficient to State Color Discrimination Claim Under Recently-Amended NYS Human Rights Law, Court Holds
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In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Aurora Renovations and Developments, LLC d/b/a Aurora Pro Services, M.D. North Carolina, 1:22-cv-00490 (June 27, 2022), the EEOC asserts religion-based discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the complaint, the EEOC alleges, inter alia, that one employee (McGaha) “was terminated…

Read More EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against Aurora Renovations and Developments
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In Matter of Martinez v City of New York, 2022 NY Slip Op 04096 (NY App. Div. 1 Dept. June 23, 2022), the court unanimously (yet tersely) affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims of employment discrimination. From the decision: Petitioner failed to show by competent proof that ACS terminated his employment in bad faith, or…

Read More ACS’ Employee’s Discrimination Claims’ Dismissal Affirmed
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In Alwan v. Rustic Gem, LLC, 1:21-cv-01508, 2022 WL 1591299 (N.D.Ohio May 18, 2022), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a unlawful retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Ohio law, arising from plaintiff’s complaints of sexual harassment. The court summarized the black-letter law as follows: To make out…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Arising From Complaints of Sexual Harassment, Survives Dismissal
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In Park v. Kurtosys Sys., Inc., 2022 NY Slip Op 04129 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. June 28, 2022), the court unanimously affirmed the lower court’s (Judge Kotler) order granting defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint alleging discrimination and retaliation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision:…

Read More Gender Discrimination Dismissal Affirmed; Court Held That Poor Performance Was a Legitimate, Nondiscriminatory, Non-Pretextual Reason for Termination
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In Everett v. New York City Department of Education et al, 2022 WL 2342693 (S.D.N.Y. June 29, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized the black-letter law as follows: Title VII prohibits requiring people to work in…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Allegations of Cursing, Mocking Accent and Hair Held Insufficient
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In Del Villar v. Hyatt Hotel Corporation et al., 19-CV-10891 (JMF), 2022 WL 2316205 (S.D.N.Y. June 28, 2022), the court granted Hyatt’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed Against Hyatt Hotel Corporation
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In Denson v. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., 2022 NY Slip Op 03986 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. June 21, 2022), the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the denial of plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment on her claim of retaliation under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The record…

Read More Dismissal of Retaliation Claim Against Trump Campaign Affirmed
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In Morales v. Supreme Maintenance Inc. et al, No. 1:21-cv-01044-KWR-JHR, 2022 WL 2290605 (D.N.M. June 24, 2022), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual harassment and retaliation claims. As to plaintiff’s retaliation claim, the court explained: Here, Plaintiff alleges that she engaged in protected activity by opposing sexual harassment by an employee at…

Read More Sexual Harassment, Retaliation Claims Survive Dismissal; Complaint Alleged Harassment by Non-Employee
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