Age Discrimination

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 Gabin v Greenwich House, No. 155015/21, 16651, 2022-00210, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 06428, 2022 WL 16935706 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Nov. 15, 2022), the court reversed a lower court decision dismissing plaintiff’s age discrimination claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The court explained that plaintiff’s claim was timely, in light…

Read More Age Discrimination Claims’ Timeliness Dismissal Reversed; Tolls Applied
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In Conahan v. Medquest Ltd., et al, 20-cv-1325 (LJL), 2022 WL 16748585 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 7, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of age discrimination asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: The Second Circuit has stated that stray-age related remarks…

Read More Age Discrimination Claim, Based on Pre-Termination Age-Related Remarks, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Sicola v Cushman & Wakefield, No. 160229/15, 16600, 2021-03378, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 06185, 2022 WL 16640723, at *2 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Nov. 03, 2022), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age discrimination claim asserted under California law (specifically, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, or FEHA). From the decision: To make out…

Read More Age Discrimination Dismissal Affirmed; “Old School” and Other Comments Held Insufficient
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In Wetzel v. Systra USA Inc., No. 151707/2022, 2022 WL 16574840 (N.Y. Sup Ct, N.Y. Cty. Nov. 01, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s age discrimination claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. After holding that plaintiff failed to state a claim under the New York State Human Rights Law, court…

Read More Age Discrimination Claims Dismissed; Younger Workers Also Suffered Detriment
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In Lent v. The City of New York, et al., No. 1642 2, 2021-04616, 2022 WL 7177790 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Oct. 13, 2022), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims. As to plaintiff’s discrimination claims, the court explained: The court properly dismissed plaintiff’s age discrimination claim under…

Read More Age Discrimination Claims Dismissed; “Old Enough to Retire” Comment Insufficient
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In Lebowitz et al v. New York City Dept. of Educ., No. 526062/20, 2022 WL 4357086 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Sep. 16, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment as to two Sheepshead Bay High School teachers. After concluding that summary judgment was warranted on one teacher’s claims, it reached…

Read More Age Discrimination Claims, Based on Statistical Evidence, Survives Summary Judgment Against the NYC Dept. of Education
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In Beshaw v. MVP Service Corp., 1:21-cv-584 (GLS/CFH), 2022 WL 4094451 (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 7, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s age discrimination claim. From the decision: MVP contends that Beshaw has failed to allege facts that give rise to an inference of discrimination with respect to his claim for age…

Read More Age Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal; Allegations Included Plaintiff’s Replacement by Younger Worker
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In Harris v. N.Y.C. Human Resources Administration et al, 20 Civ. 2011 (JPC), 2022 WL 3100663 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 4, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged age-based hostile work environment claims (in part) asserted under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York…

Read More Age-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive, in Part, Against the N.Y.C. Human Resources Administration
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In Sarraj v. Northern Virginia Electric, 2022 WL 2820553 (E.D.Va. July 18, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims based on race, age, and sex. Initially, the court held that plaintiff – who is over 40 and Iraqi-Kurish – did not sufficiently allege an race and age-based hostile work environment claim,…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Single Comment Insufficient
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