Retaliation

In Patterson v. City of New York, No. 158598/2020, 2021 WL 5445502 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted against the City of New York under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: To state a claim for retaliation under the…

Read More Retaliation Claim Dismissed Against City of New York; Allegation That Plaintiff “Spoke Out Against” Discrimination Was Conclusory
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In Dikambi v. City University of New York, Dr. Carlton J. Adams, 19-CV-9937, 2021 WL 5518187 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 24, 2021), plaintiff asserted claims of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and state law. The court…

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In Kalarickal v. Denis McDonough, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, 20-cv-10249, 2021 WL 5112907 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 3, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim (in one respect). Plaintiff, a former contract employee (radiology technician) who worked for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, asserted various forms of discrimination and…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Arising From Termination Weeks After Discrimination Complaint, Survives Dismissal
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In Arbouin v. Bob’s Discount Furniture, LLC, 20-CV-1893, 2021 WL 4458932 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently (i.e., plausibly) alleged a retaliation claim, arising from her complaints of sexual harassment. Marching through the elements of a retaliation claim, namely, (1) protected activity, (2) adverse employment action, and (3) a…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Arising From Sexual Harassment Complaints, Survives Dismissal
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In Nakeshia Nikki Jones v. Industry One Mobile, Inc, 19-01023, 2021 WL 4955905 (S.D. Ala. Oct. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, recommended that the court grant (as a sanction) plaintiff’s motion for a default judgment on her claim for sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision:…

Read More Sexual Harassment Allegations, That Boss Terminated Plaintiff For Rejecting Sexual Advances, Sufficient
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In Lopez v. Bendell, No. 156292/2017, 2021 WL 4776215 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 13, 2021), an employment discrimination case (involving allegations of national origin discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, and wrongful termination), the court denied defendants’ request to vacate the Note of Issue (on the ground that plaintiff failed to produce “social…

Read More Court Declines to Vacate Note of Issue in Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment Case; Requires “Jackson Affidavit” Regarding Social Media Posts
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In Franklin v. New York City Transit Authority, 18-cv-6436, 2021 WL 4710762 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 8, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s failure-to-promote claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, since that claim was not “administratively exhausted.” From the decision: The defendant in this case argues – correctly – that the plaintiff’s claims…

Read More Title VII “Failure to Promote” Claim Dismissed; Failure to Include in EEOC Charge Fatal
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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 Jia v. China Renaissance Securities (US) Inc., No. 158516/2018, 2021 WL 4553665 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 05, 2021), the court held that plaintiff’s unlawful retaliation claim(s) survived summary judgment. From the decision: Plaintiff claims that she establishes a prima facie case for retaliation under the NYSHRL and the NYCHRL (Executive Law…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Based on Opposition to Gender Discrimination, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Donnelly v. The New York City and Vicinity District Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America et al, 152197/2019, 2021 WL 4494816 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 01, 2021), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged retaliation under the New York City Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Based on Sexual Harassment Complaint, Sufficiently Alleged Under the NYC Human Rights Law
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