Sexual Harassment

In Morales v. Supreme Maintenance Inc. et al, No. 1:21-cv-01044-KWR-JHR, 2022 WL 2290605 (D.N.M. June 24, 2022), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual harassment and retaliation claims. As to plaintiff’s retaliation claim, the court explained: Here, Plaintiff alleges that she engaged in protected activity by opposing sexual harassment by an employee at…

Read More Sexual Harassment, Retaliation Claims Survive Dismissal; Complaint Alleged Harassment by Non-Employee
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In Louis v. Window Rock Unified School District, No. CV-20-08193-PCT-DJH, 2022 WL 2132239 (D.Ariz. June 14, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff’s claims arose from text messages exchanged between her and a non-party (the School…

Read More Text Message-Based Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed
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In Henry v. Ground, No. 153458/2021, 2022 WL 2158368 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Plaintiff bases her claim on two incidents (one in July 2018, the other in…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim, Based on Off-Premises Conduct by Co-Workers, Dismissed
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In Kirstyn Crawford v. American Broadcasting Co., Inc., No. 157874/2021, 2022 WL 2066925 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 08, 2022), the court granted individual defendant Michael Corn’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claims, asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, as time-barred. Plaintiff (an ABC…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claims Dismissed, as Time-Barred, Against Former ABC Producer Michael Corn
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In Doe v. Louis Leonelli et al, brought under the New York City Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Act, NYC Administrative Code § 10-1105, the court denied plaintiff’s (unopposed) motion to proceed pseudonymously. The court stated the applicable black-letter law as follows: Rule 10(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides that the “title of…

Read More Plaintiff May Not Proceed Pseudonymously in Priest Sex Abuse Case
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In Pachura v. Lloyd J. Austin, III, Secretary, Department of Defense, 6:21-CV-0316 (LEK/ATB), 2022 WL 1909546 (N.D.N.Y. June 3, 2022), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized plaintiff’s allegations, in sum, as follows: Between…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Dismissal; Allegations Included Harassment by Facebook Messenger
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In Rodriguez v. Town of Cicero et al, No. 20 C 7608, 2022 WL 1773715 (N.D.Ill. June 1, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a hostile work environment sexual harassment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized plaintiff’s sexual harassment allegations as follows: The…

Read More Police Officer’s Title VII Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Sufficiently Alleged, Court Holds
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In Logan v. Millstone Manor LLC et al, 20-14433 (MAS) (TJB), 2022 WL 1720172 (D.N.J. May 27, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. (The court also dismissed plaintiff’s “quid pro quo” sexual harassment claim.) From the decision: Viewing the evidence in a light most favorable to Logan, his…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed; “High Bar” Not Met
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In Harris v. Sam’s East, Inc., 4:20-CV-176 (CDL), 2022 WL 1631963 (M.D.Ga. May 23, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This case illustrates that a retaliation claim may survive, even though the underlying claim –…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Arising From Complaints of Sexual Harassment, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Haughton v. Ja-Co Foods, Inc. d/b/a Sonic Drive-Ins, No. 1:20-CV-241-SA-DAS, 2022 WL 1498107 (N.D. Miss. May 11, 2022), the court held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Generally, in order to make out…

Read More Title VII Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Singing “Inappropriate Songs” and “Humping”
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