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In Arroyo-Horne v. City of New York, 19-2814-cv, 2020 WL 6112273 (2d Cir. Oct. 16, 2020) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the district court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s complain asserting a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Specifically, the plaintiff failed to allege her eligibility under the statue, namely, that she worked 1,250…

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In Dipinto v. Westchester County et al, 2020 WL 6135902 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 19, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability-related hostile work environment claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff alleged that he suffered mistreatment after he injured…

Read More County Employee States Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Following Foot Injury
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In Gausney-Cruz v. City of New York, No. 151766/2020, 2020 WL 5900906 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 30, 2020), the court granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s discrimination claims on statute of limitations grounds. Specifically, plaintiff filed their complaint alleging unlawful termination approximately seven years after they were terminated. It was undisputed that…

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In Clarke v. New York City Department of Education et al, 2020 WL 6047426 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 13, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights…

Read More Retaliation Claims Dismissed Against the NYC Department of Education; “Adverse Action” Preceded “Protected Activity”
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In Clarke v. New York City Department of Education et al, 2020 WL 6047426 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 13, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted in part and denied in part defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s gender/pregnancy-based hostile work environment claims. Specifically, the court granted the motion regarding plaintiff’s claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights…

Read More Pregnancy-Related Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Summary Judgment in Part Against the New York City Department of Education
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In Clarke v. New York City Department of Education et al, 2020 WL 6047426 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 13, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s pregnancy discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Survive Summary Judgment Against the NYC Dept. of Education
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Ordinarily I write about decisions issued by New York state courts, federal district courts located in New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and, of course, the U.S. Supreme Court. Here, however, I’ll make an exception and stray from these jurisdictional/geographic limits, in order to discuss a decision issued by the…

Read More “N-Word” Did Not Give Rise to Hostile Work Environment: SCOTUS-Nominee Amy Coney Barrett
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In Torre et al v. Charter Communications, Inc. d/b/a Spectrum, 2020 WL 5982684 (S.D.N.Y. October 8, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged sex and age discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the New York State and City Human Rights…

Read More Reporters Sufficiently Allege Sex and Age Discrimination (Specifically the Existence of “Adverse Employment Actions”) Against Spectrum
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In Breland v. City of New York, No. 152046/2020, 2020 WL 5644943, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 33099(U), 3–4 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 22, 2020), an employment discrimination case, the court granted defendants’ motion to extend their time to answer, move, or otherwise respond to plaintiff’s complaint. The court explained: Pursuant to CPLR…

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In Torre et al v. Charter Communications, Inc. d/b/a Spectrum, 2020 WL 5982684 (S.D.N.Y. October 8, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged her disparate-pay discrimination claims under the Equal Pay Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. After…

Read More Pay Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against Charter Communications d/b/a Spectrum
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