Constructive Discharge

In Walker v. Northern Pipe & Supply, LLC, Dkt. No. HHD-CV-19-6119581-S, 2023 WL 196032 (Conn. Super. January 11, 2023), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment on her hostile work environment sexual harassment  and other related claims. From the decision: The defendants argue that there is insufficient evidence…

Read More Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Negligent Hiring/supervision Claims Survive Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Penis, Boobs, Bikini Comments
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In Stripling v. Ingram Barge Company, LLC, No. 3:21-cv-00654, 2022 WL 17475764 (M.D.Tenn. Dec. 6, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: A prima facie claim for discrimination arising out sexual…

Read More Sexual Harassment (Hostile Work Environment) Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Court Rejects Defense Argument Focusing on “Discrete” Acts
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In Tassy v. Peter Buttigieg, 2023 WL 144112 (E.D.N.Y. January 10, 2023), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s “constructive discharge” claim. In sum, since a constructive charge claim is a more “aggravated” form of a hostile work environment, the dismissal of the latter warranted the dismissal of the former. From the decision: Plaintiff also brings…

Read More Constructive Discharge Claim Dismissed, in Light of Dismissal of Hostile Work Environment Claim
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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 Truitt v. Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, 2022 WL 14995367 (2d Cir. Oct. 27, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals vacated a lower court order that granted defendant summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim that defendant discriminated against him for engaging in “political activities” in violation of New York Labor Law § 201-d. In this case,…

Read More Second Circuit Vacates Dismissal of NY Labor Law § 201-d “Political Activities” Discrimination Claim
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In EEOC v. SDI of Mineola, LLC d/b/a Sonic Drive In, No. 6:21-CV-00226-JCB-KNM, 2022 WL 4127167 (E.D.Tex. Aug. 17, 2022), the court, inter alia, recommended the denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court explained:…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Against Texas Sonic Drive In Should Proceed, Holds Federal Magistrate Judge
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In Chapman v. Oakland Living Center, Inc., No. 20-2361, 2022 WL 3954456 (4th Cir. Aug. 30, 2022), the  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, inter alia, vacated a lower court’s award of summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based on Racial Slur by Child Who Was Supervisor’s 6-Year-Old Son (and Owner’s Grandson), Survives Summary Judgment
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In Doe v. Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections et al, No. 4:19-CV-01584, 2022 WL 3219952 (M.D.Pa. Aug. 9, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment and constructive discharge claims asserted under the Equal Protection Clause. As to plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court explained: Here,…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment and Constructive Discharge Claims, Asserted Under the Equal Protection Clause, Survive Summary Judgment
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In Black v. Buffalo Meat Service, Inc., d/b/a Boulevard Black Angus, 21-1468, 2022 WL 2902693 (C.A.2 July 22, 2022), the court affirmed the lower court’s award of summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment and constructive discharge claims. From the decision: Next, even assuming Black has standing to pursue her constructive discharge claims, we…

Read More Single Racial Slur Insufficient to Establish Hostile Work Environment or Constructive Discharge, Second Circuit Holds
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In Brown v. Montefiore Medical Center, 19-CV-11474, 2022 WL 392313 (S.D.N.Y. February 9, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied plaintiff’s motion to amend his complaint – which alleged employment (race) discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation – to allege constructive discharge stemming from a hostile work environment claim. (In a prior decision, dated March 25,…

Read More Request to Amend Race Discrimination Complaint to Add Constructive Discharge Claim Denied as “Futile”
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