Religious Discrimination

In Gangadharan v. GNS Goods and Services, et al, 18-cv-7342, 2022 WL 824135 (E.D.N.Y. March 18, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted plaintiff’s motion for default judgment on her claims of religion and gender-based hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Include “Muslim Bitch” Comments
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In Tihan v Apollo Management Holdings, L.P., No. 15121, 152196/19, 2021-00637, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 00365, 2022 WL 174477 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Jan. 20, 2022), the New York Appellate Division, First Department, unanimously affirmed a lower court’s decision dismissing plaintiff’s religion- and national origin-based employment discrimination claims. In this case, plaintiff – a Muslim man…

Read More Court Affirms Dismissal of National Origin, Religious Discrimination Claims Against Apollo Management Holdings
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In Goldin v. Alphawit LLC, 2022 NY Slip Op 00249 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 13, 2022), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s “religious persecution” claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law and Article 47 of the New York City Health. Plaintiff’s complaint alleged that defendant refused to allow plaintiff’s…

Read More Religious Persecution Claim Dismissed Against School
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In Lax v. The City University of New York, 20-3906-cv, 2022 WL 103315 (2d Cir. Jan. 11, 2022), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claim of a religion-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: In order to establish a hostile…

Read More CUNY Professor’s Religion-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissal Affirmed
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It’s December 23rd, a/k/a Christmas Eve Eve, a/k/a Festivus. So Happy Festivus! Festivus is a non-commercial holiday, begun in 1966 and celebrated on December 23, as an alternative to the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas/holiday season. A key component of the holiday is the “Airing of Grievances,” which takes place right after Festivus dinner…

Read More Air Your Grievances: Festivus and Discrimination
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In Patalonis v. Outreach Development Corp., 19-CV-01306, 2021 WL 5013796 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 27, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s religious discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. As to Title VII, the court explained: To establish…

Read More Religious Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal; Termination Followed Advising Patient to Pray
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In Lemanski v. SFM Realty Corp., No. 150261/2021, 2021 WL 4973959 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff stated claims for gender- and religion-based discrimination (but not age discrimination) under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The sole element of plaintiff’s prima…

Read More Gender & Religious Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged on “Disparate Discipline” Theory
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In Domen v. Vimeo, Inc., 2021 WL 4352312 (2d Cir. Sept. 24, 2021) (Summary Order), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sexual orientation and religion-based discrimination claims under the New York State Human Rights Law. Plaintiff, James Domen (the president and founder of the non-profit…

Read More Religious, Sexual Orientation Claims Properly Dismissed Against Vimeo Following Deletion of Account Promoting “Sexual Orientation Change Efforts” Content
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In Alshami v. The City University of New York, No. 160183/2019, 2021 WL 2226424 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 02, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. Specifically, plaintiff alleges that his co-worker made numerous offensive and derogatory comments about…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Against CUNY Dismissed; Seven Offensive Comments and “Rude” Treatment Held Insufficient
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In Domen v. Vimeo, Inc., 2021 WL 922749 (2d Cir. March 11, 2021) (Pooler, Wesley, Carney), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of discrimination claims asserted against video-hosting website Vimeo. The basis for dismissal was Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S. Code § 230 (“Section 230”).…

Read More Section 230 Shields Vimeo From Liability Arising From Deletion of Church’s Account
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