Employment Law

In Denson v. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., 2022 NY Slip Op 03986 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. June 21, 2022), the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the denial of plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment on her claim of retaliation under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The record…

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In Morales v. Supreme Maintenance Inc. et al, No. 1:21-cv-01044-KWR-JHR, 2022 WL 2290605 (D.N.M. June 24, 2022), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual harassment and retaliation claims. As to plaintiff’s retaliation claim, the court explained: Here, Plaintiff alleges that she engaged in protected activity by opposing sexual harassment by an employee at…

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In Seemungal v. New York State Dept. of Financial Services, No. 151495/2021, 2022 WL 2191380 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 17, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims for sex discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment under the New York State Human Rights Law. As to plaintiff’s discrimination claim, the court explained: As an…

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In Pittman v. Yantiss et al, No. 151274/2020, 2022 WL 2238886 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 15, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss her claims of retaliation in violation of the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. (I addressed the court’s decision denying defendants’ motion to dismiss…

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In Pittman v. Yantiss et al, No. 151274/2020, 2022 WL 2238886 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 15, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss her claims of discrimination based on gender and familial/caregiver status in violation of the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. After determining that plaintiff…

Read More Sex/Gender, Pregnancy, Familial/Caregiver Status Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal: Pittman v. Yantiss et al
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In Jaiteh v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., No. 154251/2021, 2022 WL 2191385 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 17, 2022) the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination claims, asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, against defendant Whole Foods Market Group. Here are the facts, as summarized by…

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In Gooch v. Electric Power Board of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County d/b/a Nashville Electric Service, No. 3:20-cv-01001, 2022 WL 2196267 (M.D.Tenn. June 17, 2022), the court held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment on his race-based hostile work environment claim under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983. The court summarized the…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Presence of Nooses
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In Thange v. Oxford Global Resources, LLC, 19-5979 (ES) (JRA), 2022 WL 2046938 (D.N.J. June 7, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race, religion, and national origin-based hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized the elements of…

Read More Race, Religion, National Origin Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Summary Judgment; Evidence Included “Jihadi” Comment
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In Louis v. Window Rock Unified School District, No. CV-20-08193-PCT-DJH, 2022 WL 2132239 (D.Ariz. June 14, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff’s claims arose from text messages exchanged between her and a non-party (the School…

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