Religious Discrimination

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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In Echavarria v. ABM Industry Group LLC et al, 2021 WL 794944 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of religious-based discrimination. The court explained: Plaintiff also fails to allege sufficient facts to state a claim that Defendants discriminated against her because she is Catholic. Her sole allegation of religious discrimination…

Read More Religious (Anti-Catholic) Discrimination Claim Dismissed; “God Bless You Sneer” Insufficient
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In Beards et al v. Bronxcare Health System et al, 2021 WL 704177 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 23, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiffs’ claims of race- and religion-based discrimination 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. After concluding that…

Read More Citing Productivity Decline, Court Dismisses Race and Religion-Based Discrimination Claims
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In Feinstein v. Richard Carranza and the NYC Dept. of Education, 19-CV-3344, 2021 WL 722411 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 24, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s religion-based discrimination claim as untimely, in that it was not filed within 90 days of the receipt of the right-to-sue letter from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). From the decision:…

Read More Day-Late Religious Discrimination Complaint Dismissed
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In Tihan v. Apollo Management Holdings, L.P., No. 152196/2019, 2021 WL 274709 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 27, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s (a Turkish Muslim) claims of discrimination based on his national origin or religion. The court rejected plaintiff’s argument that his performance reviews…

Read More National Origin, Religious Discrimination Claims Dismissed Against Apollo Management Holdings
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In Kunik v. N.Y.C. Dep’t of Educ., 20-741-cv (2d Cir. Jan. 15, 2021) (Summary Order), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s age and religion-based hostile work environment and constructive discharge claims. From the Order: The district court correctly determined that Kunik’s amended complaint failed to state a claim for hostile work environment…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Properly Dismissed; Reliance on Defendants’ “Demeanor” Insufficient
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