Statute of Limitations

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 a recent case emanating from the Northern District of Illinois, Miller v. Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp., No. 20 C 414, 2021 WL 3883080 (N.D.Ill. Aug. 31, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of sexually hostile work environment. This case is instructive as to how courts evaluate the situation…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim, Based on Photo and Vulgar Comments, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Edo v. Antika Pizzeria Astoria, Inc., 2021 WL 2451661 (2d Cir. June 16, 2021) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. In this case, the court discussed and applied…

Read More Employment Discrimination Claims, Filed 114 Days After Receiving EEOC Right-to-Sue-Letter, Dismissed as Untimely; “Equitable Tolling” Held Inapplicable
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A recent decision, Brash v. Richards, 2021 NY Slip Op 03436 (N.Y. App. Div. 2nd Dept. June 2, 2021), held that a series of Executive Orders issued by Governor Cuomo in light of the COVID-19 pandemic constitute a “toll”, rather than a “suspension”, of certain filing deadlines. As a result, it held that the appeal…

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In Wimberly v. automotiveMastermind, Inc., No. 20-2880, 2021 WL 2043623 (SDNY May 21, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12203 & 12112 (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et…

Read More Title VII, ADA, GINA Claims Survive Dismissal on Administrative Exhaustion Grounds
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In Green v. NYU Langone Medical Center, 2021 WL 1910549 (SDNY May 12, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s federal claims of race discrimination and retaliation (asserted under Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. 1981), and declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over plaintiff’s state and local law claims. The court…

Read More Race Discrimination Claims Dismissed Against NYU Langone Medical Center as Time-Barred
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In Rodriguez v City of New York, No. 13662, 2019-5301, 28675/18, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 02477, 2021 WL 1566826 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Apr. 22, 2021), an employment discrimination case, the First Department unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs’ complaint due to their failure to file a Notice of Claim as required by as required by…

Read More Dismissal of Discrimination Claims Against NYC Dept. of Education Affirmed Due to Failure to Comply With Notice of Claim Requirement
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In Lyons v. New York Life Insurance Company, 2021 WL 1405602 (S.D.N.Y., 2021), an employment discrimination case, the court granted plaintiff’s motion to compel certain discovery from defendant. In sum, plaintiff – who worked as a Long-Term Care Consultant (LTCC) – asserts claims for gender and age discrimination and retaliation, as well as for unequal…

Read More Court Discusses Use of Prior Acts as Background Evidence in Employment Discrimination Cases
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In Engelman v. Rofe, 2021 NY Slip Op 01321 (NY App. Div. 1st Dept. March 4, 2021), the New York Appellate Division, First Department, held that the seven-year statute of limitations codified in the “Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law” (VGM) – which is codified as Chapter 11 of the New York City Administrative Code,…

Read More Court Holds That Seven-Year Statute of Limitations Applies to NYC’s Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law
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In Feinstein v. Richard Carranza and the NYC Dept. of Education, 19-CV-3344, 2021 WL 722411 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 24, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s religion-based discrimination claim as untimely, in that it was not filed within 90 days of the receipt of the right-to-sue letter from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). From the decision:…

Read More Day-Late Religious Discrimination Complaint Dismissed
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