Constructive Discharge

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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In Long v. Aerotek, Inc. et al, No. 531638, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 00915, 2022 WL 398863 (N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., Feb. 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, affirmed the denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sex-based hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. The court began…

Read More Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge Claims Survive Summary Judgment Claims Survive Summary Judgment
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In Chandler v. La-Z-Boy, Inc., No. 5:21-cv-05101-JMG, 2022 WL 348169 (E.D.Pa. Feb. 4, 2022), the court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s discrimination/constructive discharge and hostile work environment claims asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Plaintiff alleges, inter alia, that three weeks into her employment, she was called a “colored girl” by her manager, and…

Read More Constructive Discharge Claim, Based on “Colored Girl” Comment, Fails
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In Rosen v. N.Y.C. Department of Education, et al., 18-cv-06670, 2021 WL 5279396 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 12, 2021), an age discrimination case, the court granted plaintiff’s motion to compel a deposition of a non-party witness, namely, plaintiff’s alleged (younger) “comparator.” In sum, plaintiff alleges (among other things) that the majority of her teacher duties were assigned…

Read More Age Discrimination Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Deposition Testimony of Comparator Granted
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In Byer v. Periodontal Health Specialists of Rochester, PLLC et al, 2021 WL 3276725 (2d Cir. August 2, 2021) (Summary Order), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the lower court’s order dismissing her claim of constructive discharge. (The court did, however, vacate the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment…

Read More Citing Praise of Boss and Voluntary Extension of Employment, Court Affirms Dismissal of Constructive Discharge Claim
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In Byer v. Periodontal Health Specialists of Rochester, PLLC et al, 2021 WL 3276725 (2d Cir. August 2, 2021) (Summary Order), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, vacated a district court’s order granting summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s racial harassment case asserted under the New York State Human Rights…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment
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