ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act)

In Goldman v. Sol Goldman Investments, LLC, et al., 20-cv-06727, 2021 WL 4198253 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 14, 2021), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged that named defendant Sol Goldman Investments was plaintiff’s “employer” for purposes of his claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the New York State and City Human Rights…

Read More Court Discusses and Applies the “Single Employer” Doctrine in ADEA Discrimination Case
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In Erazo-Vazquez v. State Industrial Products Corp., 16-2709, 2021 WL 3910248 (D.Puerto Rico Aug. 31, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s age-based hostile work environment claim. Initially, the court cautioned against “blurring” the distinction between hostile work environment claims, on the one hand, and discrimination and retaliation claims, on the other: Plaintiff’s allegations closely…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Court Cautions Against “Repurposing” Discrete Acts Supporting Discrimination and Retaliation Claims
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In Harris v. NYC Human Resources Administration et al, 20-cv-2011, 2021 WL 3855239 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 27, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s gender- and age-based hostile work environment claims under, respectively, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. As to plaintiff’s gender-based claim, the court…

Read More Age, Gender-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed Against NYC Human Resources Administration
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In Lively v. WAFRA Investment Advisory Group, Inc., 2021 WL 3118943 (2d Cir. July 23, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s award to defendant of judgment on the pleadings, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(c), of plaintiff’s age discrimination and retaliation claims asserted under the Age…

Read More ADEA Retaliation Claim Dismissal (Judgment on the Pleadings) Affirmed
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In Lively v. WAFRA Investment Advisory Group, Inc., 2021 WL 3118943 (2d Cir. July 23, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s award to defendant of judgment on the pleadings, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(c), of plaintiff’s age discrimination and retaliation claims asserted under the Age…

Read More ADEA Age Discrimination Claim Dismissal (Judgment on the Pleadings) Affirmed, Notwithstanding Ageist Comments
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In Rettino v. New York City Department of Education et al, 19-cv-5326, 2021 WL 2987113 (S.D.N.Y. July 15, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s age-based hostile work environment claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. The court outlined the elements of such a claim as follows: The ADEA’s prohibition of a…

Read More Age-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed Against NYC Dept. of Education
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In Bernheim v. New York City Department of Education et al, 2021 WL 2619706 (S.D.N.Y. June 25, 2021), the court, inter alia, recommended the dismissal of plaintiff’s age- and disability-based hostile work environment claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the New York State Human Rights Law.…

Read More Teacher’s Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed
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In Lewis v. Kaleida Health, No. 20-cv-1860, 2021 WL 2592341 (W.D.N.Y. June 24, 2021), the court granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s age discrimination claim, asserted under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). From the decision: “While discrete claims of discrimination and retaliation must be brought within the 300-day limitations period to…

Read More Age-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Age and Seniority Alone Sufficient
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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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In Farid v. City of New York et al, No. 19-3463, 2021 WL 2012425 (EDNY May 20, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of retaliation under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Specifically, the absence of any “adverse action” following plaintiff’s complaint of age discrimination doomed his claim: Plaintiff alleges that he…

Read More Absent Adverse Action, Retaliation Claim (Based on Age Discrimination Complaint) Dismissed
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