ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act)

In Gilani v. Hewlett-Packard Company, 15-CV-5609, 2018 WL 4374002 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 12, 2018), the court addressed the issue of whether Hewlett-Packard was plaintiff’s “employer” for purposes of Title VII and the ADEA. Plaintiff was, pursuant to employment contract, “formally” employed by a company called Insight Global and worked at an HP location. Because of the…

Read More “Temporary” Employee May Pursue Discrimination Claims Against HP
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In Refermat v. Lancaster Central School District, 14-CV-0712, 2018 WL 3640220 (W.D.N.Y. Aug. 1, 2018), the court adopted a Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation to grant defendant’s summary judgment motion as to plaintiff’s constructive discharge claim, but to deny it as to plaintiff’s hostile work environment and retaliation claims. In this blog post I will…

Read More Dispute as to Discriminatory Intent Supports Denial of Summary Judgment as to Plaintiff’s Hostile Work Environment Claim
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In Napoleoni v. NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation et al, 18-cv-2578, 2018 WL 3038502 (E.D.N.Y. June 18, 2018), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Here is an excerpt from the decision, reflecting the court’s reasoning as to plaintiff’s discrimination claims: The Complaint fails to allege a race or…

Read More Court Dismisses Age/Race Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Against the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, DC 37 Union
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In Kobos v. Target Corporation et al, 15–cv-5573, 2018 WL 2943575 (E.D.N.Y. June 12, 2018), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. The court explained the legal standard: To establish a claim for a hostile work environment, a plaintiff must show “that the complained of conduct: (1) is objectively severe or pervasive—that…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Unprofessional” and “Upsetting” Conduct Insufficient
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In Parron v. Verizon New York, Inc. et al, 17-cv-3848, 2018 WL 2538221 (S.D.N.Y. May 15, 2018), the court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment and dismissed plaintiff’s age discrimination and hostile work environment claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). In finding that plaintiff did not show that his suspension occurred in…

Read More Age Discrimination Complaint Dismissed; Court Rejects Argument that Suspension for “Memory Issues” Was Discriminatory
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In ANNA WURTZBURGER, Plaintiff, v. EVERETT KORET, JERRY FLORY, JAMY FLORY, and FLORY CORP., Defendants., 16-cv-7897, 2018 WL 2209507, at *4 (S.D.N.Y. May 14, 2018), the court dismissed plaintiff’s failure-to-hire age discrimination claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). This case illustrates the importance of complying with that statute’s “administrative exhaustion” requirement. The law:…

Read More ADEA Claim Dismissed Due to Lack of Administrative Exhaustion
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In Famighette v. Joseph Rose and Town of Huntington, 17-cv-2553, 2018 WL 2048371 (E.D.N.Y. May 2, 2018), the court, inter alia,[1]The court also dismissed plaintiff’s gender discrimination/sex stereotyping claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s age discrimination claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act…

Read More Age Discrimination (ADEA) Claim Survives Dismissal; “But For” Causation Need Not Be Established at the Pleading Stage [Famighette v. Joseph Rose and Town of Huntington]
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In Ko v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 17-2743, 2018 WL 1830460 (2d Cir. April 17, 2018) (Summary Order), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as untimely.…

Read More Employment Discrimination Complaint Properly Dismissed as Time-Barred; July 4th Holiday Did Not Warrant Equitable Tolling [Ko v. JP Morgan Chase]
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