ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act)

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…

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In Leach v. University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., 2021 WL 1723129 (W.D.N.Y. April 30, 2021), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged age and gender discrimination claims. From the decision: Taking Leach’s allegations as true, she has adequately pleaded the adverse action element of a claim. She states that she was offered a choice…

Read More Age and Gender Discrimination Claims, Arising From Allegation of Forced Retirement, Survive Dismissal
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In Echavarria v. ABM Industry Group LLC et al, 2021 WL 794944 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). From the decision: The amended complaint also fails to state a claim under the ADEA. Plaintiff’s only allegations suggesting that her age had…

Read More Federal Age Discrimination Claim Dismissed; “Retirement”, “Hag” Comments Held Insufficient
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In McEvoy v. Fairfield University, 2021 WL 613626 (2d Cir. Feb. 17, 2021) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s age discrimination claim asserted under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. From the Order: The District Court held that McEvoy failed to show that Fairfield University’s proffered non-discriminatory explanations…

Read More Age Discrimination Dismissal Affirmed; Replacement by Younger Employee Insufficient
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In Massaro v. The Board of Education of the City School District of the City of New York, et al, 2021 WL 184364, at *6 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 19, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment (in part) on her retaliation claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,…

Read More ADEA Retaliation Claim, Arising From Denial of Substitute Teaching Application Following EEOC Charge, Survives Summary Judgment
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In EEOC v. AZ Metro Distributors, LLC, 2020 WL 7404432 (EDNY Dec. 16, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that a jury verdict in plaintiff’s favor on claims of age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was supported by sufficient evidence, and therefore denied defendant’s Rule 50 motion for judgment as a matter…

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In Lebowitz et al v. New York City Dept. of Education et al, 2020 WL 7024362 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 30, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s age-based hostile work environment claim. From the decision: [Plaintiff] premises her claim largely on comments purportedly made by O’Mahoney and Izzo. According to…

Read More Teachers’ Age Discrimination / Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed
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In Ulinski v. Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Local 56, 2020 WL 6940994 (EDNY Nov. 24, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim for age discrimination asserted under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The specific basis for dismissal was plaintiff’s failure to “exhaust his administrative remedies.” The court explained this obligation, and its relevance…

Read More Federal Age Discrimination Claim Dismissed Due to Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies
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In Bernstein v. New York City Department of Education, 2020 WL 6564809 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s age-based hostile work environment and (related) constructive discharge claims. From the decision: First, a school system is entitled to ask a teacher when she plans to retire without automatically creating an inference that…

Read More Hostile Work Environment & Constructive Discharge Claims Dismissed Against NYC Dept. of Education
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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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