Race/Color Discrimination

In Saleh v. Pretty Girl, Inc. et al, No. 09-CV-1769 (RER), 2022 WL 4078150 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 6, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to support a jury verdict on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims. From the decision: Plaintiff presented abundant evidence at trial to demonstrate to a jury that, under…

Read More Harassing Comments, Assault Sufficient to Support Hostile Work Environment Jury Verdict
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In Villalobos v. Basis Educational Group LLC, No. CV-20-00850-PHX-DJH, 2022 WL 3647832 (D.Ariz. Aug. 24, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of retaliation asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. From the decision: Title VII and § 1981…

Read More This is Nuts: Retaliation Claim, Based in Part of “Harassment” Due to Employee’s Nut Allergy, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Reno v. Structuretech New York, Inc., No. 160158/2021, 2022 WL 3999584 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 25, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race-based discrimination and hostile work environment under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, as well as retaliation under the…

Read More Race Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, and Retaliation Claims, Based in Part of Reference to Plaintiff as “Boy”, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Chapman v. Oakland Living Center, Inc., No. 20-2361, 2022 WL 3954456 (4th Cir. Aug. 30, 2022), the  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, inter alia, vacated a lower court’s award of summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based on Racial Slur by Child Who Was Supervisor’s 6-Year-Old Son (and Owner’s Grandson), Survives Summary Judgment
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In Ochoa v. New York City Department of Education, 20-cv-9014 (ALC), 2022 WL 3646208 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 24, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. Plaintiff, a teacher,…

Read More NYC Teacher’s Title VII Race Discrimination Claim, Based on Accent Mocking, Dismissed
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In Syeed et al v. Bloomberg L.P., 1:20-cv-7464-GHW, 2022 WL 3447987 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 17, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied (in part) defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of retaliation asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws.[1]The court dismissed plaintiff’s claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…

Read More Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Alleged, in Part, Against Bloomberg L.P.
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In Chandler v. La-Z-Boy, Inc., No. 5:21-cv-05101-JMG, 2022 WL 3357674 (E.D.Pa. Aug. 15, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim. Plaintiff based this claim (as well as her discrimination claim) on her manager allegedly referring to her as a “colored girl.” The court explained: A hostile work environment claim under…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based on Alleged “Colored Girl” Comment, Dismissed
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In Walker v. Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, No. 160839/2021, 2022 WL 3227920 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 09, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of gender- and race-based discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as her claim under the Gender Motivated Violence Act. As to the…

Read More Gender Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, and Gender Motivated Violence Act Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority
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In Pease v. The City of New York, No. 161501/2021, 2022 WL 3336139 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 12, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of employment discrimination asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: To state a claim for…

Read More NYCHRL Discrimination Claim, Based on Discipline and Non-Promotion, Survives Dismissal
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In Wray v. Westchester Medical Center Advanced Physician Services, P.C., et al, 21-CV-00394 (PMH), 2022 WL 3214924 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 9, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law.…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Survive Summary Judgment; Defendant Applied the Wrong (NYSHRL) Standard
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