Sexual Orientation/LGBT Discrimination

In Acosta v. CKR Law LLP et al, No. 156323/2019, 2021 WL 465977 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s CPLR 3211(a)(7) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual orientation discrimination/hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: A central argument…

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In Doe v. New York City Police Department et al, No. 118182/09, 12763, 2019-3747, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 00009, 2021 WL 27523 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Jan. 05, 2021), the court, inter alia, unanimously reversed the lower court’s order granting summary judgment for defendants on plaintiff’s claim of employment discrimination asserted under the New York State…

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In Raji v SG Americas Securities, LLC, No. 12583, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 07475, 2020 WL 7250251 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 10, 2020) – an employment discrimination (based on sexual orientation) case – the Appellate Division, First Department held that plaintiff’s claims, in part, were not barred on statute of limitations grounds. The court’s decision…

Read More Dismissal of Federal Action in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case Did Not Render Ensuing State Action Untimelys Not Untimely
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In Rosalie v. Supreme Glass Co., Inc., 18-CV-02064, 2020 WL 6263311 (EDNY Oct. 23, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual orientation-based hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law. The court outlined the…

Read More Hostile Work Environment (Sexual Orientation/Gender) Claims Survive Based on Offensive Comments
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In Crump v. The New York City Housing Authority, No. 163138/2015, 2020 WL 5874852 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 02, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim that he was subject to discrimination and harassment based on his sexual orientation in violation of the New York…

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In a recent case, Demkovich v. St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, 19-cv-2142 (7th Cir. August 31, 2020), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit held that plaintiff’s sexual-orientation based hostile work environment claim was not barred by the “ministerial exception”. From the decision: The ministerial exception is a matter of constitutional law, not…

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In Sanderson v. Leg Apparel et al, 2020 WL 3100256 (SDNY June 11, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged discrimination based on perceived sexual orientation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. (I addressed the court’s…

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Today, in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, No. 17-1618 (June 15, 2020) (J. Gorsuch),[1]This case was decided together with Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, No. 17-1623 (Second Circuit) and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC, No. 18-107 (Sixth Circuit). the U.S. Supreme Court held that the prohibition of discrimination based on “sex”…

Read More U.S. Supreme Court Rules 6-3 That Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status
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In Johnson v. City of New York, 2020 WL 2036708 (S.D.N.Y. April 28, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual orientation discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. From…

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In Jamiel v. Viveros, 19-cv-1389, 2020 WL 1847566 (S.D.N.Y. April 13, 2020), the court, inter alia, adopted a Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation to deny defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims – relating to plaintiff’s race and perceived sexual orientation – under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). From the Order: With…

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