Retaliation

In Hyacinthe v. City of New York, No. 151812/2020, 2021 WL 619320, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30443(U), (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 17, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim. (The court also denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination and failure-to-accommodate-disability claims; I discussed that…

Read More Retaliation Claim Dismissed Against NYC; Officer’s Request for Reasonable Accommodation Was Not “Protected Activity”
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In Black v. ESPN, Inc. et al, No. 155236/2020, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 50118(U), 2021 WL 668760 (Sup Ct NY Cty, Feb. 19, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In sum, plaintiff, a…

Read More Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, & Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against ESPN et al
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In Harding v. Donatella GCT LLC et al, No. 158886/2017, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 50116(U), 2021 WL 647542 (Sup Ct, Feb. 18, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment targeting plaintiff’s claim of retaliation. From the decision: To make out a claim for retaliation, a plaintiff must show that (1) she…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Based on Termination Following Complaint of Sexual Harassment/Groping, Survives Summary Judgment Dismissal
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In Domingues v. Barton Chevrolet Cadillac et al, 18-CV-07772, 2021 WL 637016 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 17, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant Barton Chevrolet’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s retaliation claim (arising from her complaints of sexual harassment) asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State…

Read More Retaliation Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against Barton Chevrolet
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A recent decision, Girard v. International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc., 2021 WL 222116 (2d Cir. Jan. 22, 2021) (Summary Order), illustrates the principle that Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 (the primary federal anti-discrimination law) protects only “employees.” Girard, a female middle and high school basketball referee, sued defendants under Title…

Read More High/Middle School Basketball Referee Was Not a Title VII “Employee”; Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Dismissed
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In Denson v. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., No. 101616/2017, 2021 WL 256624 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 11, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted plaintiff’s motion to amend her complaint to add a claim for retaliation arising from defendants’ commencement of an arbitration proceeding in response to her lawsuit alleging a…

Read More Sex-Discrimination Plaintiff May Amend Complaint to Assert Arbitration-Related Retaliation Claim Against Trump Campaign
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In Ramos v. Metro N. Commuter R.R., 2021 NY Slip Op 00272 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Jan. 19, 2021), the court held that plaintiff – contrary to the lower court’s determination – presented enough evidence to create a triable issue of fact as to her employment discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims against the…

Read More Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, and Retaliation Claims Against MTA Survive Summary Judgement
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In a recent decision, captioned Calhoun v. Laidlaw & Company, 20-CV-6174 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 18, 2020) (provided via teleconference; here is the transcript), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged retaliation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. It was undisputed that the plaintiff sufficiently alleged that he engaged in “protected activity”, namely,…

Read More Former Employee’s Retaliation Claim Sufficiently Alleged, Court Holds
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In Jordan v. Lisa Ellsworth, et al, 2020 WL 7398757 (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 17, 2020), the court granted summary judgment to defendants on plaintiff’s employment discrimination and retaliation claims. In sum, plaintiff alleged that defendants denied her promotional opportunities due to her race and in order to retaliate against her for filing internal race discrimination complaints.…

Read More Employment Discrimination & Retaliation Claims Dismissed Against NY State Insurance Fund; Pretext Not Shown
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