National Origin Discrimination

In Kim v. Sae-a Trading America Corp., No. 656669/2020, 2022 WL 106846 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 05, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s “non-traditional Korean” national origin discrimination claim. Plaintiff alleged, among other things, that defendants made offensive comments disapproving of the fact that Plaintiff was “still…

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In Huayuan Chen v. Stony Brook University Advancement et al, 2022 WL 289317 (2d Cir. Feb. 1, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment dismissing, on summary judgment, plaintiff’s claim of national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the…

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In Tihan v Apollo Management Holdings, L.P., No. 15121, 152196/19, 2021-00637, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 00365, 2022 WL 174477 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Jan. 20, 2022), the New York Appellate Division, First Department, unanimously affirmed a lower court’s decision dismissing plaintiff’s religion- and national origin-based employment discrimination claims. In this case, plaintiff – a Muslim man…

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In Huffman v. Brooklyn College, The City University of New York and Anne Lopes, No. 20-CV-06156, 2022 WL 43766 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motions to dismiss plaintiff’s national origin- and age-based discrimination claims. As to plaintiff’s national origin discrimination claims, the court explained: The court has little difficulty concluding…

Read More CUNY Italian Professor’s National Origin Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged
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In Sanchez v. Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co., 2021 WL 5513509 (5th Cir. Nov. 24, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. After summarizing the “black letter” law, the court applied…

Read More Hostile Work Environment, Based on Race and National Origin, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Lum v. Consol. Edison, No. 160027/2020, 2021 WL 5331547 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 16, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s national origin discrimination claim asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Plaintiff alleged, among other things, that plaintiff’s co-worker made derogatory comments to him (e.g., “open…

Read More National Origin (Chinese) Discrimination Claim Dismissed Against Con Edison
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In Reyes v. Westchester County Health Care Corporation, d/b/a Westchester Medical Center et al, 2021 WL 4944285 (2d Cir. Oct. 25, 2021), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. While the court held that the district court erred in dismissing plaintiff’s claims asserted under the New York State Human…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Objectionable Vignettes” Insufficient to State Claim for Relief
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In Lopez v. City of New York, 16-cv-4934, 2021 WL 4893624 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 20, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race- and national origin-based hostile work environment claim(s) asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: The plaintiff here does not rely…

Read More Race, National Origin-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; Alleged Comments Amounted to “Isolated Incidents of Racial Enmity”
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In Benedith v. White Plains Hospital, 2021 WL 4555192 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 4, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s complaint, which asserted claims of race, color, and national origin discrimination (in the form of a failure to hire him as a physician). The court explained: At the pleading stage in an employment discrimination action, a plaintiff must…

Read More Failure-to-Hire Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Alleged “Contradiction” on Website Insufficient
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In Lopez v. Bendell, No. 156292/2017, 2021 WL 4776215 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 13, 2021), an employment discrimination case (involving allegations of national origin discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, and wrongful termination), the court denied defendants’ request to vacate the Note of Issue (on the ground that plaintiff failed to produce “social…

Read More Court Declines to Vacate Note of Issue in Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment Case; Requires “Jackson Affidavit” Regarding Social Media Posts
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