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In Mauro v. New York City Department of Education et al, 2020 WL 3869206 (S.D.N.Y. July 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, adopted a Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation dismissing plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted against the New York City Department of Education under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Against NYC Department of Education Dismissed; “Not a Good Fit” Comment Notwithstanding
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In Kuehl v. City of New York, No. 151282/2018, 2020 WL 3578442 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 01, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s age-based constructive claim. From the decision: To state a claim for constructive discharge, plaintiff must allege facts showing that defendant ‘deliberately created working conditions so intolerable, difficult or unpleasant…

Read More Age-Related Constructive Discharge Claim Dismissed; “Walter White”/Breaking Bad Reference Cited
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In Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, 2020 WL 3808420 (U.S. July 8, 2020), the U.S. Supreme Court expanded the so-called “ministerial exception” to employment discrimination claims. From the decision: In the cases now before us, we consider employment discrimination claims brought by two elementary school teachers at Catholic schools whose teaching responsibilities are…

Read More SCOTUS Expands “Ministerial Exception” to Employment Discrimination Claims
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In DeMuth v. United States Small Business Administration, 2020 WL 3721115 (2d Cir. July 7, 2020) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal (on summary judgment) of plaintiff’s gender discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court concisely summarized the well-established legal framework for evaluating…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Title VII Gender Discrimination Claim; Pretext Not Shown
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In Sosa v. New York City Department of Education, 2020 WL 3721866 (2d Cir. July 7, 2020) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal (on summary judgment) of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. While plaintiff was able to muster some evidence of “offensive utterances,” the court – as have many others –…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissal Affirmed; “Mere Offensive Utterances” Insufficient
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In Zoll v. Northwell Health, Inc., 19-2716, 2020 WL 3493498 (2d Cir. June 29, 2020), the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal, on summary judgment, of plaintiff’s race discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff, who is white, asserted that she suffered two adverse actions on the…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of White Plaintiff’s Title VII Race Discrimination Claim
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In Brown v. City of New York, 2020 NY Slip Op 03721 (App. Div. 1st Dept. July 2, 2020), the First Department unanimously affirmed the lower court’s Order granting defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. As with many retaliation cases, this decision turned on whether…

Read More First Department Affirms Dismissal of Retaliation Claim Against City of New York Under NYC Human Rights Law; Temporal Proximity Lacking
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In Lester v. Mount Pleasant Cottage School Union Free School District, 2020 WL 3618969 (SDNY July 2, 2020) (J. Karas), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s failure-to-accommodate-disability claim asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applying the law to the facts, the court explained: Plaintiff alleges that he qualified as disabled…

Read More ADA Failure to Accommodate Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Mouscardy v Consolidated Edison Company of New York, No. 2018-14239, 4431/08, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 03656, 2020 WL 3551808 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., July 01, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that an arbitrator’s determination that the employer had reasonable cause to terminate plaintiff’s employment did not collaterally estop plaintiff from proceeding with his claim of…

Read More NYC Human Rights Law Discrimination Claim Survives, Notwithstanding Union Arbitrator’s Finding of Reasonable Cause to Terminate Employment
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