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In Bills v. WVNH Emp, LLC, 2022 WL 17365256 (S.D.W.Va. Dec. 1, 2022), the court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing her claim of wrongful termination asserted under the West Virginia Human Rights Act (WVHRA). From the decision: Unlike most wrongful termination cases, there is no dispute here as to why the Defendants terminated…

Read More Nursing Assistant’s Smacking Alleged Groping Patient’s Hands Was Not “Protected Activity” For Sexual Harassment / Retaliation Claim, Court Holds
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In Green v. Denis McDonough, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2022 WL 17330852 (W.D.Tex. Nov. 28, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliatory hostile work environment claim. Initially, the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a causal connection between his engaging in protected activity and the alleged harassment. On…

Read More Retaliatory Hostile Work Environment Sufficiently Alleged Against VA
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In Hortas v. Weill Cornell Medical College, No. 162604/2019, 2022 WL 17325643 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 29, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s constructive discharge/sexual harassment/hostile work environment claim on timeliness grounds. From the decision: A liberal reading of plaintiff’s complaint shows she alleged sexual harassment by…

Read More Constructive Discharge Claim, Based on Allegations of Hostile Work Environment/Sexual Harassment, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Laurent-Workman v. Wormuth, No. 21-1766, 2022 WL 17256701 (4th Cir. Nov. 29, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, inter alia, vacated a lower court order dismissing plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: The district court concluded…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment, Based on an Alleged “Series of Hateful Workplace Encounters,” Sufficiently Alleged
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In Lockett v. Target Corporation, 3:20-CV-00191 (SVN), 2022 WL 17127292 (D.Conn. Nov. 22, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. After summarizing the applicable “black letter” law regarding…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Offensive Music Played
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In Downey v. Monro, Inc., 1:20-CV-1505 (TJM/ML), 2022 WL 17093421 (N.D.N.Y. Nov. 21, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of retaliation. On the issue of pretext, the court explained: Here, Defendant argues that none of the decisionmakers regarding Plaintiff’s termination were aware of any age-based comments that…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Based on Complaints of Age Discrimination, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Christian v. The Dept. of Educ. of the City of New York, No. 158793/2021, 2022 WL 17177577 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 23, 2022), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race discrimination claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: That branch of defendants’…

Read More NYC Teacher’s Race Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged
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In Estevez et al v. Berkeley College et al, 2022 WL 17177971 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 23, 2022), the court denied defendant’s motion for Rule 11 sanctions, but chastised plaintiff’s counsel for what it perceived as an attempt to mislead the court. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 provides, in part, that an attorney presenting a pleading,…

Read More Court Admonishes Lawyer for Perceived Misrepresentations in Connection With Retaliation Claim
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In Bautista v. PR Gramercy Square Condominium et al, No. 21-cv-11093 (ER), 2022 WL 17156628 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 22, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race-based discrimination (termination) in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the New York State Human…

Read More Discrimination (Termination) Claims Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Included Replacement by White Employees and “Cover Up”
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