Continuing Violation Doctrine

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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In Fleurentin v. New York City Health & Hospitals Corp. et al,  18-cv-05004, 2020 WL 42841 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 3, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. In this case, in sum, plaintiff – a Haitian man – alleged that “over the course of a decade the defendants repeatedly discriminated against him…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Santa Claus Role Denial (etc.) Insufficient
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In Barr v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC, 17-cv-00378, 2019 WL 6828987 (N.D.N.Y. Dec. 13, 2019), the court granted summary judgment for defendant on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim. This case involves, inter alia, the application of the so-called “continuing violation doctrine”, and in particular the scenario where a portion of the alleged hostile…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Held Time-Barred; Time Not Working for Defendant Couldn’t Be Considered
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In Mira v. Harder, 2019 NY Slip Op 08131 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Nov. 12, 2019), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination, retaliation, and “revenge porn” claims. First, the court held that plaintiff’s discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims – asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws –…

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In Petit v. The Department of Education of the City of New York, No. 155523/16, 9984, 2019 WL 5791619 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Nov. 07, 2019), the court held that plaintiff stated claims of employment discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Specifically, the court reversed a…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Stated; Allegations Include “Voodoo Priest” Accusation
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In Chow-Tai v Fulvio & Associates, LLP, No. 158939/2018, 2019 WL 4039146, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 32514(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 27, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s constructive discharge claim. From the decision: To establish a constructive discharge, Plaintiff must demonstrate “deliberate and intentional” acts of…

Read More Constructive Discharge Claim Survives Dismissal; Sexual Harassment and Other Claims Dismissed as Time-Barred
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In Preston v. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr., 2019 NY Slip Op 31493(U), Index No. 160325/2018 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. May 29, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiffs’ race/color discrimination claims, asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, as time-barred, finding that the “continuing violations doctrine” did not apply. Plaintiffs alleged discrimination…

Read More Race Discrimination Claims Dismissed as Time-Barred; Continuing Violation Doctrine Held Inapplicable
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In Akinde v. New York City Health & Hosps. Corp., 2019 NY Slip Op 01493 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Feb. 28, 2019), the court unanimously affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination and hostile work environment claims on statute-of-limitations grounds, and of plaintiff’s retaliation claim on the merits. As to the former, the court explained: Plaintiff’s…

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In Pothen v. StonyBrook University, 2018 WL 3954148 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 15, 2018), the court adopted a Report and Recommendation (R&R) that plaintiff’s discrimination and retaliation claims be dismissed. In doing so, the court discussed the so-called “continuing violation” doctrine. From the decision: the Court agrees with the R&R’s conclusion that plaintiff’s claims based on separate,…

Read More Absent Evidence of “Practice or Policy” of Discrimination, Court Declines to Apply “Disfavored” Continuing Violations Doctirine “Continuing Violation” Doctrine Held Inapplicable
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In Krause v. Kelehan, 17-CV-1045, 2018 WL 2021484 (N.D.N.Y. April 26, 2018), the court – applying the “continuing violation doctrine” – held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a timely hostile work environment claim against the defendants.[1]The court also held, inter alia, that plaintiff’s discrimination claims survive dismissal. From the decision: Like Plaintiff’s discrimination claim, her hostile…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal; Court Applies the “Continuing Violations Doctrine”
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