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In Hawkins-El v. NYC Transit Authority, 18-cv-07167, 2021 WL 4222400 (EDNY Sept. 16, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s disability-based hostile work environment claim (asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act) against the New York City Transit Authority. Plaintiff identified twelve incidents that he alleged created a hostile work environment, including plaintiff’s superintendent (Micelotta)…

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In Lee v. Engel Burman Grande Care at Jericho, LLC, et al, 20-CV-3093, 2021 WL 3725986 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 23, 2021), the court granted defendants’ motion to compel arbitration of plaintiff’s sexual harassment claims, and stayed the action pending the outcome of arbitration. Specifically, the court rejected plaintiff’s arguments seeking to avoid arbitration on the grounds…

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In Sutton v. Stony Brook University et al, 18-cv-7434, 2021 WL 3667013 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 18, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of sexual harassment under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq.[1]Plaintiff also alleged violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution pursuant…

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In Hampton v. Wilkie, 17-cv-5711, 2021 WL 3577941 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 9, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff (a former employee of the Veteran Affairs Medical Center) presented enough evidence to survive summary judgment on his retaliation claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After determining that plaintiff’s hostile…

Read More Federal Employee’s Title VII Retaliation Claim Survives Summary Judgment
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In Hunt v. Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., 18-CV-7262, 2021 WL 3492716 (EDNY Aug. 9, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 (Title VII) and the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). While the court…

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In Hunt v. Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., 18-CV-7262, 2021 WL 3492716 (EDNY Aug. 9, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based failure-to-promote claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 (Title VII) and the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). After summarizing…

Read More Race-Based Failure-to-Promote Claim Insufficiently Alleged, Court Holds
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In Bonaffini v. City University of New York and Anne Lopes, 2021 WL 2895688 (E.D.N.Y. July 9, 2021), the court addressed an interesting issue, namely: whether an individual defendant may be liable for discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, notwithstanding that their government employer is entitled to sovereign immunity. The…

Read More NYS and NYC Human Rights Law Discrimination Claims May Proceed Against Individual Provost, Notwithstanding CUNY’s Sovereign Immunity
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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 Zelasko v. NYC Department of Education, No. 20-CV-5316, 2021 WL 2635121 (E.D.N.Y. June 25, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claim of disability discrimination. From the decision: In this case, the complaint does not allege facts suggesting that plaintiff is disabled within the meaning of the ADA or that she was perceived to be so…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Plaintiff’s “Concussion” Was Not an ADA “Disability”; Adverse Action Too Long After Injury
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In Jackson v. Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 19-CV-4099, 2021 WL 2255698 (E.D.N.Y. June 3, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination claim, on the ground that the alleged racial comment was a “stray remark.” From the decision: The plaintiff has not established an inference of discrimination. She cites no evidence, and…

Read More Title VII Race Discrimination Claim Dismissed; “Fat Black Bitch” Comment Was a “Stray Remark”
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