Gender Discrimination

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 Walker v. Triborough Bridge and Tunnell Authority et al, 2021 WL 5401483 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 18, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of race and gender discrimination. This case nicely illustrates a fundamental premise of anti-discrimination law, namely: Discrimination has no place in the workplace. Anti-discrimination laws protect employees when they are subjected…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; Abusive Conduct Was Not Connected to Gender or Race
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On November 16, 2021, Congress held a hearing at which several victims of sexual harassment/assault – including actor Eliza Dushku – testified about their negative experiences with forced arbitration. Their stories are horrific; their bravery admirable. While New York has enacted legislation (Section 7515 of the Civil Practice Law & Rules) to curb forced arbitration…

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In Knope v. Merrick B. Garland et al, 20-cv-3274, 2021 WL 5183536 (2d Cir. Nov. 9, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sex- and disability-based hostile work claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Rehabilitation Act, respectively.…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Properly Dismissed; “Sporadic Conflicts” Insufficient
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In Martinez v. City of Union City, Union City Police Department et al, Civ. No. 21-11111, 2021 WL 5195708 (D.N.J. Nov. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim for sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (The court did, however, find that plaintiff sufficiently…

Read More Sex Discrimination Claim Dismissed; No “Adverse Action” Alleged
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In Knope v. Merrick B. Garland et al, 20-cv-3274, 2021 WL 5183536 (2d Cir. Nov. 9, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sex discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the relevant “black letter” law, the…

Read More Sex Discrimination Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Court Notes Lack of Detail Surrounding Accommodation Provided to Male Employee
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In Stalling v. FINRA, 21-CV-8390, 2021 WL 5166406 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 5, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s “failure to hire” discrimination claim as insufficiently alleged. The court explained the governing law (substantive and procedural) as follows: Title VII provides that “[i]t shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer … to fail or…

Read More Race and Sex Discrimination Claims Dismissed Against FINRA
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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 Pollock v. Dermot Shea & City of New York, 20-cv-6273, 2021 WL 4962736 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s gender discrimination claims against the defendants under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law. Initially, the court…

Read More Court: Gender Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against City of New York and Individual Defendant
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In Ndugga et al v. Bloomberg L.P. et al, 20-cv-7464, 2021 WL 4952486 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 25, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that a plaintiff sufficiently alleged a gender-based hostile work environment (specifically, that she was “treated less well”) because of her gender, under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Ms.…

Read More Gender-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against Bloomberg L.P.
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