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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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In Krul v. Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General, U.S. Postal Service et al, 2020 WL 6736886 (N.D.N.Y. Nov. 17, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of gender-based hostile work environment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized the legal standard in the…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Included Voice Mocking
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In Van Soeren v. Disney Streaming Service, 2020 WL 6131255 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 16, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s discrimination complaint asserted under, e.g., Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, plaintiff – a male product designer and former at-will employee of defendant – asserted that he was subject to pregnancy discrimination…

Read More Title VII Discrimination Claim, Based on Wife’s Pregnancy, Dismissed; “New Parent” Status Not Protected Class
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In Campbell v. The City of New York, No. 150019/2020, 2020 WL 6161621, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 33440(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 20, 2020), the court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint alleging discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. This decision is instructive as to the…

Read More Race/Gender Discrimination Claims Insufficiently Alleged Under the NYC Human Rights Law, Court Holds
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In Nagaraj v. Sandata Technologies, LLC, 2020 WL 6482194 (EDNY Nov. 4, 2020), the court adopted a Magistrate Judge’s Report & Recommendation finding that plaintiff may proceed on his claim of  a hostile work environment based on race discrimination culminating in a constructive discharge. This decision is instructive on the scope of a federal statute,…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Dipinto v. Westchester County et al, 2020 WL 6135902 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 19, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability-related hostile work environment claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff alleged that he suffered mistreatment after he injured…

Read More County Employee States Disability-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Following Foot Injury
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In a recent case, Rubert v. Daniel King, et al, 2020 WL 5751513 (SDNY Sept. 25, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. After summarizing the relevant law, the court applied it to the facts: Here, Plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against Walmart et al Under 42 U.S.C. § 1981
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In Gruber v. Glam, Inc., No. 654719/2018, 2020 WL 5590259, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 33088(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 18, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff stated claims of discrimination based on religion (Judaism) and pregnancy under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. After summarizing the “black…

Read More Religious, Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Stated Against Glam, Inc.
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In Lapko v. Grand Market Intern. Corp., No. 514403/2019, 2020 WL 4818702, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 32711(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Aug. 12, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of national origin “discrimination by association” claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision:…

Read More National Origin Discrimination Claim, Based on Association With Russian Persons, Sufficiently Alleged Under NYC Human Rights Law
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In Harrisman v. The City of New York Department of Transportation et al, 2020 WL 5211043 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 1, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s religion-based hostile work environment claim. Initially, the court summarized the “black-letter” law governing this claim: To prove a prima facie case of a hostile work environment, a plaintiff must…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Allegation That Female Co-Workers “Talked Too Much” Amounted to “Episodic”, “Inoffensive Utterances”
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