Pregnancy Discrimination

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…

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In Biehner v. City of New York et al, 19-CV-9646, 2021 WL 4924838 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 20, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of gender/pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: In any event, the plaintiff has not pleaded adequately the other elements required for her…

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In Thompson v. Americare, Inc., No. 503679/2019, 2021 WL 4654619 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Sep. 23, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Plaintiff’s disclosure to Martinez of her pregnancy is a protected activity…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Arising From Pregnancy Disclosure, Survives
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In Zuckerman v. GW Acquisition LLC d/b/a G&W Industries et al, 20-CV-8742, 2021 WL 4267815 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 20, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s pregnancy/lactation-related hostile work environment claims. From the decision: The Court finds that Plaintiff has pled sufficient facts to indicate that the three elements of a hostile…

Read More Pregnancy-Related Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss; Allegations Included Lactation Comments
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In McMyler v. Bank of Utica, 19-cv-812, 2021 WL 2778830 (N.D.N.Y. July 2, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sex/pregnancy discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. After summarizing the relevant black-letter law –…

Read More Pregnancy/Sex Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Boyfriend’s Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Defendant Was Justifiable Basis For Termination
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In Piscitelli v. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Services, Inc., No. 159272/20, 2021 WL 1883632 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County May 07, 2021), the court denied defendants’ pre-answer to dismiss plaintiff’s pregnancy discrimination claim asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The court summarized plaintiff’s allegations as follows: In July 2018, plaintiff…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Claim Against Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Services Survives Dismissal
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In a recent bulletin, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the resolution (via Consent Decree) of plaintiff’s gender/pregnancy discrimination claim against Manhattan restaurant Lucy’s Cantina Royale. Notably, from the bulletin: The EEOC’s lawsuit asserted that the restaurant group fired a server working at Lucy’s Cantina Royale after it learned of her pregnancy and…

Read More EEOC Reports $45,000 Settlement in Pregnancy Discrimination Suit Against Lucy’s Cantina Royale
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In Reyes v. Westchester County Health Care Corp., 19-CV-08916, 2021 WL 310945 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 29, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s pregnancy- and national origin-based hostile work environment claims. From the decision: To state a hostile work environment claim under the Title VII, Plaintiff must allege: “[1] that the harassment was ‘sufficiently severe or…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Objectionable Vignettes” Did Not Give Rise to Actionable Objectively Hostile Environment
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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 Benitez v. Jamaica Hosp. Medical Center, No. 507954/2017, 2020 WL 7132073 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Dec. 01, 2020), the court granted defendant’s motion to set aside the jury verdict on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, reasoning that “[a] single, ill considered remark over the entire course of plaintiff’s employment is not sufficiently severe…

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