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In Hortas v. Weill Cornell Medical College, No. 162604/2019, 2022 WL 17325643 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 29, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s constructive discharge/sexual harassment/hostile work environment claim on timeliness grounds. From the decision: A liberal reading of plaintiff’s complaint shows she alleged sexual harassment by…

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In Laurent-Workman v. Wormuth, No. 21-1766, 2022 WL 17256701 (4th Cir. Nov. 29, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, inter alia, vacated a lower court order dismissing plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: The district court concluded…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment, Based on an Alleged “Series of Hateful Workplace Encounters,” Sufficiently Alleged
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In Christian v. The Dept. of Educ. of the City of New York, No. 158793/2021, 2022 WL 17177577 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 23, 2022), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race discrimination claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: That branch of defendants’…

Read More NYC Teacher’s Race Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged
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In Bautista v. PR Gramercy Square Condominium et al, No. 21-cv-11093 (ER), 2022 WL 17156628 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 22, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race-based discrimination (termination) in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the New York State Human…

Read More Discrimination (Termination) Claims Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Included Replacement by White Employees and “Cover Up”
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In Klymn v. Monroe County Supreme Court et al, 2022 WL 16950048 (W.D.N.Y. Nov. 15, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment asserted against a former New York State Supreme Court Judge. As to the sufficiency of the allegations, the court explained: Lastly, having…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Dismissal Against Former Judge; Acts Dating Back to 2005 May be Considered
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In Grant v. Baltimore City Police Department, Civil Action No. RDB-21-2173, 2022 WL 16746703 (D.Md. Nov. 7, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: A plaintiff alleging unlawful retaliation must show that there exists a “but-for” connection between…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Arising From Alleged Transfer Denial Following Complaint of Racial Slur, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Hester v. Board of Education of Prince George’s Cnty., Civil Action No. TDC-22-0128, 2022 WL 7088293 (D.Md. October 12, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of a sex-based hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As to whether the alleged…

Read More Teacher’s Title VII Sex/Sexual Orientation-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Mera v. Milos HY, Inc., No. 150880/2022, 2022 WL 7613323, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 33462(U), 16 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 12, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Plaintiffs succeed…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Sufficiently Alleged By Restaurant Employees
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In Aykac v. City of New York, No. 805009/2022, 2022 WL 11926504 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 20, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s disability-based discrimination and hostile work environment claims. As to plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court explained: With respect to the plaintiff’s contention that he was subjected to…

Read More Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Fat”, “Malingerer” Comments Insufficient
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