Continuing Violation Doctrine

In Bonterre v. City of New York et al, 18 Civ. 745, 2021 WL 4060358 (SDNY Sept. 7, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion – under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(c) – to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual harassment / hostile work environment claim. The court explained: In [the Second] Circuit, courts determining whether…

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In a recent case emanating from the Northern District of Illinois, Miller v. Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp., No. 20 C 414, 2021 WL 3883080 (N.D.Ill. Aug. 31, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of sexually hostile work environment. This case is instructive as to how courts evaluate the situation…

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In Roberts v. The Sage Corporation et al, 20-cv-365, 2021 WL 3617670 (NDNY Aug. 16, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: In contrast to Title VII discrimination and retaliation claims, hostile work environment claims involve a…

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In Gerald v. DCV Holdings, Inc., et al, 17-CV-6525, 2021 WL 2809915 (E.D.N.Y. July 6, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of race discrimination asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 1981, and the New York State Human Rights Law, and…

Read More Race Discrimination Claims Survive Summary Judgment; Court Notes Evidence of Decades-Long Egregious Discrimination, Abuse, and Racist Language
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In Lyons v. New York Life Insurance Company, 2021 WL 1405602 (S.D.N.Y., 2021), an employment discrimination case, the court granted plaintiff’s motion to compel certain discovery from defendant. In sum, plaintiff – who worked as a Long-Term Care Consultant (LTCC) – asserts claims for gender and age discrimination and retaliation, as well as for unequal…

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In Elias v. City oof New York et al, 19-CV-11411, 2021 WL 411435 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 5, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims (on timeliness grounds). From the decision: Conspicuously, Defendants do not move to dismiss on the ground that she fails to state HWE claims as a substantive…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Statute-of-Limitations Based Dismissal; Continuing Violations Doctrine Sufficiently Alleged
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In Kennedy v. Bernhardt, 2020 WL 7399050 (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 16, 2020), the court, inter alia, declined to apply the “continuing violation doctrine,” and dismissed one of her claims on failure to exhaust and timeliness grounds. After summarizing the law, the court applied it to the facts: Here, the factual allegations in the Complaint do not…

Read More Continuing Violation Doctrine Held Inapplicable in Title VII Sexual Harassment Case
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In Gunning v. New York State Justice Center for Protection of People With Special Needs, 2020 WL 5203673 (N.D.N.Y., September 1, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’ hostile work environment claim as untimely. This decision is instructive as to the application of the “continuing violation doctrine” in the context of a hostile work environment…

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In Yu v. City of New York, Administration for Children’s Services, 2020 WL 521863 (2d Cir. Feb. 3, 2020) (Summary Order), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim was not (contrary to the district court’s conclusion) time-barred as a matter of law. Initially, the court upheld the district court’s dismissal of…

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In Bermudez v. Bon Secours Charity Health System and Theresa Krell, 2020 WL 104992 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual harassment (hostile work environment) claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. In this…

Read More Sexual Harassment Allegations May Proceed, For Now, Under the Continuing Violations Doctrine
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