Employment Discrimination

In Rollag v. Cowen Inc. et al, 2021 WL 807210 (S.D.N.Y. March 3, 2021) – in which the plaintiff alleges that defendants discriminated and retaliated against him in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq., Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 18 U.S.C. § 1514A, and…

Read More Arbitration Compelled in Employment Discrimination Case; FAA Held to “Displace” CPLR 7515 Here
Share This:

In Echavarria v. ABM Industry Group LLC et al, 2021 WL 794944 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of religious-based discrimination. The court explained: Plaintiff also fails to allege sufficient facts to state a claim that Defendants discriminated against her because she is Catholic. Her sole allegation of religious discrimination…

Read More Religious (Anti-Catholic) Discrimination Claim Dismissed; “God Bless You Sneer” Insufficient
Share This:

In Hyacinthe v. City of New York, No. 151812/2020, 2021 WL 619320, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30443(U), (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 17, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim. (The court also denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination and failure-to-accommodate-disability claims; I discussed that…

Read More Retaliation Claim Dismissed Against NYC; Officer’s Request for Reasonable Accommodation Was Not “Protected Activity”
Share This:

In Hyacinthe v. City of New York, No. 151812/2020, 2021 WL 619320, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30443(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 17, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. The court summarized the facts (specifically pertinent to…

Read More NYPD Officer’s Disability Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal
Share This:

In Beards et al v. Bronxcare Health System et al, 2021 WL 704177 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 23, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiffs’ claims of race- and religion-based discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. After concluding that…

Read More Citing Productivity Decline, Court Dismisses Race and Religion-Based Discrimination Claims
Share This:

In Crawford v. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., et al.; Index No. 159731/2020 (Feb. 23, 2021), an employment discrimination/retaliation case, New York Supreme Court Justice Paul Goetz issued a (relatively terse) order granting defendants’ motion to compel arbitration, reasoning that “the claims fall within the scope of the arbitration clause and are not barred by…

Read More Discrimination Claims Must Be Arbitrated Against Goldman Sachs, Court Rules
Share This:

In Feinstein v. Richard Carranza and the NYC Dept. of Education, 19-CV-3344, 2021 WL 722411 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 24, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s religion-based discrimination claim as untimely, in that it was not filed within 90 days of the receipt of the right-to-sue letter from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). From the decision:…

Read More Day-Late Religious Discrimination Complaint Dismissed
Share This:

In Black v. ESPN, Inc. et al, No. 155236/2020, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 50118(U), 2021 WL 668760 (Sup Ct NY Cty, Feb. 19, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In sum, plaintiff, a…

Read More Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, & Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against ESPN et al
Share This:

In Duff v. Pristine Services, 2021 WL 663981 (SDNY Feb. 19, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s complaint alleging a race-based hostile work environment. As to whether the alleged conduct was sufficiently “hostile”, the court explained: Duff’s hostile workplace claim appears to be premised on a single incident, in which he found the three…

Read More Alleged “Racist Graffiti” Held Insufficient to Make Out Hostile Work Environment Claim, Court Rules
Share This:

In Harding v. Donatella GCT LLC et al, No. 158886/2017, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 50116(U), 2021 WL 647542 (Sup Ct, Feb. 18, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment targeting plaintiff’s claim of retaliation. From the decision: To make out a claim for retaliation, a plaintiff must show that (1) she…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Based on Termination Following Complaint of Sexual Harassment/Groping, Survives Summary Judgment Dismissal
Share This:
(212) 227-2100