Adverse Employment Action

In Franchitti v. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., 21-CV-2174 (JMF), 2022 WL 2657171 (S.D.N.Y. July 8, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: As noted, Franchitti brings a…

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In Bouziotis v. Iron Bar, LLC, 2022 WL 1144916 (N.J. Super. A.D. April 19, 2022), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD). In sum, plaintiff alleged that, among other things, instead of using plaintiff’s proper name, the defendant bar’s part owner (individual defendant…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Loutish”, “Unprofessional”, “Inappropriate” Conduct Insufficient
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In Lefort v. Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, No. 2019-08796, 505520/14, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 01294, 2022 WL 610080 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Mar. 02, 2022), the New York Appellate Division, Second Department reversed a lower court’s Order granting summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s claims of pregnancy discrimination (a form of sex/gender discrimination) under the New…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Case Survives Summary Judgment; Termination, Rehire With Diminished Responsibilities Followed Maternity Leave Return
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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 Avent v. Target Corporation et al, 19-1565, 2021 WL 3089120 (NDNY July 22, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based “adverse action” discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (I wrote about the court’s assessment of plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims here.)…

Read More Race Discrimination Claim, Based on “Adverse Actions”, Sufficiently Alleged Against Target
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In Garcia v. NYC Health & Hospitals Corp., No. 157098/2020, 2021 WL 2688488 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 28, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff (a homosexual Hispanic male who alleges he suffers from panic disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), claustrophobia, and HIV) sufficiently alleged a claim for discrimination under…

Read More Employment Discrimination Claim Stated Under NYC Human Rights Law Against NYC Health & Hospitals Corp.
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In Green v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al, 2020 WL 6165969 (2d Cir. Oct. 22, 2020) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the court held that (1) plaintiff did not engage in “protected activity”, (2) plaintiff…

Read More Retaliation Claim Dismissed; “Generalized Complaints” Did Not Constitute “Protected Activity”
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In Torre et al v. Charter Communications, Inc. d/b/a Spectrum, 2020 WL 5982684 (S.D.N.Y. October 8, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged sex and age discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the New York State and City Human Rights…

Read More Reporters Sufficiently Allege Sex and Age Discrimination (Specifically the Existence of “Adverse Employment Actions”) Against Spectrum
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In Benedetto v. New York State Office of Children and Family Services, 2020 WL 4049945 (N.D.N.Y. July 20, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disparate treatment gender discrimination claim, on the ground that plaintiff did not suffer an “adverse employment action.” (The court also denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s…

Read More Discrimination Claim Dismissed; “Less Desirable Shifts” Did Not Constitute an “Adverse Employment Action”
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