Co-Worker Harassment

In Byars v. Asbury Management Services, LLC, 2022 WL 468598 (S.D.Miss. Feb. 15, 2022), the court denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, plaintiff alleged, among other things, that her coworker (Massey) sexually harassed her…

Read More Title VII Sexual Harassment Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Text Messages Did Not Establish That Sexual Harassment Was “Welcomed”
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In Paschall v. Tube Processing Corporation, 2022 WL 775413 (7th Cir. March 15, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Among other things, plaintiff alleged that a male co-worker made sexual/obscene…

Read More Sexual Harassment (Hostile Work Environment) Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Co-Worker’s Harassment Not Imputable to Employer
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From Maragh v. The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. et al, 16-CV-7530, 2021 WL 3501238 (S.D.N.Y. August 5, 2021): Maragh’s hostile work environment claim is based on the same evidence as his discrimination claim. Thus, it suffers from the same fatal defects, including the dearth of admissible evidence, allegations of facially neutral conduct, and the amorphous…

Read More Title VII Co-Worker Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed Against RIOC
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In Watkins v. NYC Transit Authority, 2021 WL 2099229 (2d Cir. May 25, 2021) (Summary Order), the Court affirmed the lower court’s order denying plaintiff’s motion for a new trial following a defense jury verdict. The court summarized the facts of the case as follows: On September 28, 2015, Watkins, a Caribbean-American Black woman, began…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Race-Based Co-Worker Hostile Work Environment Case Against NYC Transit Authority
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In a recent case, Martin v. New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, 2020 WL 1514747 (2d Cir. March 30, 2020) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964. This decision is instructive as to the standard applied…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Dismissal Affirmed; 2d Circuit Discusses & Applies Negligence Standard Under Title VII
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