Pleading

In Brittany McHenry v. Fox News Network et al, 2020 WL 7480622 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 18, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The Amended Complaint adequately pleads claims against Murdoch for sexual…

Read More Gender Discrimination/Sexual Harassment Claims Sufficiently Stated Against George Murdoch by Brittany McHenry
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In Taylor v. Baylar, No. 151924/2020, 2020 WL 6435450, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 33610(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 22, 2020), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims for pregnancy discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. As to the state law claim, the court held: Plaintiff’s…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged Under New York’s “Notice Pleading” Standard
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In Durand et al v. Excelsior Care Group LLC et al, 2020 WL 7246437 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiffs’ claims under the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d). From the decision: After reviewing the SAC [Second Amended Complaint], the court concludes that plaintiffs failed to state an Equal Pay…

Read More Equal Pay Act Claim Dismissed; Mere Recitation of Statutory Language and Job Titles Insufficient
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In Cain v. North Country Community College et al, 2020 WL 7230722 (N.D.N.Y. Dec. 8, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In sum, plaintiff – an African American female adjunct professor – claimed that she was passed over for a promotion by two…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Against Upstate Community College Dismissed
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In Renk v. Renk, No. 153019/2020, 2020 WL 7046642 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 25, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s age-based hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: To establish a hostile work environment under the NYSHRL and NYCHRL, plaintiff…

Read More Lacking Link to Plaintiff’s Age, Plaintiff’s Age-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Fails
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In Pelepelin v. City of New York, No. 12535, 154246/18, 2019-5743, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 07291, 2020 WL 7061886 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 03, 2020), the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a discriminatory failure to promote claim under the New York State and City Human…

Read More NYPD Detective’s Failure-to-Promote Discrimination Claims, Based on Age and National Origin (Russian), Sufficiently Alleged Under NYS & NYC Human Rights Laws
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In Pesce v. Mendes & Mount, LLP et al, 2020 WL 7028641 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 30, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. From the decision: Assessing the totality of the circumstances, and noting that the Second Circuit has “repeatedly cautioned against setting the bar too…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Against Mendes & Mount Survives Dismissal
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In Chibuzor v. Dr. Steven Corwin et al, 2020 WL 6905304 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 23, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s sex-based discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the pertinent law, the court applied it to the facts: Here, Plaintiff fails to allege any facts suggesting…

Read More Sex Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Disagreement With Opposite-Sex Employee Not Enough
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In Kalia v. City University of New York, 2020 WL 6875173 (SDNY Nov. 23, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race- and national origin-based hostile work environment claim(s). The court provides the following (well-established) overview of the “black letter law” in this area: [F]or Kalia’s Title VII hostile work environment claim to survive, he…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Insufficiently Alleged; Negative Conduct
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In Hand v. New York City Dept. of Correction, No. 160415/2019, 2020 WL 6746634 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 16, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s for gender and race discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Here, a review of the complaint shows that…

Read More Gender/Race Discrimination Claims Insufficiently Alleged Against the NYC Dept. of Correction
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