Hostile Work Environment

In Sedhom v. SUNY Downstate Medical Center, et al., No. 15080, 1555837/17, 2020-04443, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 00292, 2022 WL 150794 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Jan. 18, 2022), the court unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age-based discrimination and hostile work environment claims. In sum, plaintiff contends that defendants discriminated against her and terminated her employment on the…

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In Samuel v. Devachan Hair and Spa, Inc., No. 150598/2020, 2022 WL 103412 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 05, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a “hybrid” – here, race-plus-gender – discrimination claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Defendants move to dismiss…

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In Farber Schneider Ferrari LLP v. Slowik, No. 157630/2019, 2022 WL 114106 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 12, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims for hostile work environment and sexual harassment. From the decision: Defendants’ motion to dismiss the cause of action alleging violations of the State…

Read More Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment Claims Sufficiently Alleged Based on Pejorative Hispanic Comments, Pornographic Images
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In Lax v. The City University of New York, 20-3906-cv, 2022 WL 103315 (2d Cir. Jan. 11, 2022), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claim of a religion-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: In order to establish a hostile…

Read More CUNY Professor’s Religion-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissal Affirmed
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In Quinones v. City of Binghamton et al, No. 3:19-cv-1460,  2022 WL 43764 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of a race-based hostile work environment asserted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1981. After summarizing the “black letter” law governing plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based on Anti-Hispanic Ridicule, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Honey v. Dover Downs, Inc., No. C.A. No. 19-1646-TMH, 2021 WL 6197082 (D.Del. Dec. 9, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. The court summarized the five elements that a plaintiff must prove in order to establish a hostile work environment claim…

Read More Sexual Harassment Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Alleged Conduct Included Bodily Contact and Vulgar Comments
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In Brooks v. Prevention Point, No. 20-06379, 2021 WL 6125205 (E.D.Pa. Dec. 28, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. (The court did, however, hold that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a “disparate treatment” race discrimination claims.) From the decision: Courts have dismissed hostile work environment claims where there is single, non-severe incident.…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; Alleged “Badgering” Insufficient
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In Roxanne Mongillo et al. v. Town Fair Tire Centers, Inc., NNHCV206107390, 2021 WL 5911661 (Conn. Super. Dec. 6, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to strike plaintiff’s claim of disability-based hostile work environment. From the decision: The plaintiff’s allegations of repeated verbal and physical abuse, when considered cumulatively, are sufficiently frequent, severe,…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Include Use of “Retard” Slur
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In Qorrolli v. Metropolitan Dental Associates, D.D.S. – 225 Broadway, P.C. et al, No. 18-cv-6836, 2021 WL 6064520 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 22, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sex-based hostile work environment (sexual harassment) claims. Plaintiff (a dental hygienist) asserts, in sum and among other things, that the male…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Summary Judgment Against Dental Practice
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In Griffin v. Aetna, Inc. et al., 2021 WL 5926501 (Conn.Super. Nov. 30, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to strike plaintiff’s sexual harassment (hostile work environment) cause of action. From the decision: [I]n order to be actionable … a sexually objectionable environment must be both objectively and subjectively offensive, one that a…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against Aetna; Allegations Included Inappropriate Touching
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