Sexual Harassment

In Morales v. City of New York, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center et al, 2020 WL 1150136 (S.D.N.Y. March 10, 2020), the court, inter alia, adopted a Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation that defendants’ motions to dismiss plaintiff’s aiding and abetting discrimination and hostile work environment sexual harassment and retaliation. This case…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Claims Survive Dismissal

In Wang v. Air China Limited and LB Oceanfront Corp., 17-CV-6662, 2020 WL 1140458 (E.D.N.Y. March 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim. From the decision: After assessing the totality of the alleged conduct, the relevant factors, and the Second Circuit’s caution against “setting the…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment

In Triana v. NYC Health & Hospitals, No. 152276/2019, 2020 NY Slip Op 30605(U), 2020 WL 1031379 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 20, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims asserted under 42 USC §§ 1981 and 1983 and the New York City Human Rights Law. The court…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Accent Comments Held Insufficient

In Bond v New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., No. 160658/2013, 2020 WL 1031393 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 25, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s gender discrimination claim alleging that her supervisor subjected her to a hostile work environment after she rejected his sexual…

Read More Sexual Harassment (Hostile Work Environment) Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against NYC Health & Hospitals Corp.; Court Cites Deterioration of Relationship Following Rejection of Sexual Advances

In Lapushner v. Admedus Ltd et al, 2020 WL 777332 (S.D.N.Y. 2020), a sexual harassment case, the court held that Minnesota, not New York, was the proper venue for this case. The court granted defendant’s motion to transfer venue under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 1404(a). From the decision: “The location of operative events is…

Read More Court Transfers Sexual Harassment Case to Minnesota, Under FRCP 1404

In King v. Daniel Shoes, No. 13080/12, 2018-10611, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 01151, 2020 WL 808729 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Feb. 19, 2020) – a sexual harassment/hostile work environment case – the Appellate Division affirmed a lower court’s award of a default judgment against defendants on the issue of liability pursuant to 22 NYCRR 202.27(a) and…

Read More Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment Default Judgment for Plaintiff Upheld; Defendants Did Not Demonstrate a Reasonable Excuse for Non-Appearance at Trial

In Garcia v. Yonkers Board of Education, 2020 WL 747916 (2d Cir. Feb. 14, 2020) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. Specifically, plaintiff alleged that she was brought up on disciplinary charges…

Read More Retaliation Claim Dismissal Affirmed; 3020-a Hearing’s Factual Findings Given Preclusive Effect