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In Wright v. Whitsons Culinary Group, 20-cv-667, 2020 WL 1957529 (EDNY April 23, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s complaint as it did not sufficiently/plausibly allege that he suffered discrimination based on a protected characteristic in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: In this action, Plaintiff…

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In a recent case, Abreu v. Verizon New York, Inc. et al, 15-cv-00058 (EDNY March 25, 2020), the court – following a jury verdict in plaintiff’s favor on his claims of race discrimination and retaliation – held, inter alia, that the jury’s award of $750,000 for emotional distress was too high, and held that $200,000…

Read More Emotional Distress Damages Remitted From $750,000 to $200,000 in Employment Discrimination Case
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In Stathatos v. William Gottlieb Management, 18-cv-03332, 2020 WL 1694366 (E.D.N.Y. April 6, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint alleging religion-based discrimination asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Initially, the court held that plaintiff’s claim was subject to dismissal based on grounds of untimeliness…

Read More Religious Discrimination Claim Dismissed; No Link Between Allegedly False Charge of Viewing Pornography and Plaintiff’s Religion
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In Jian Hua Li v. Chang Lung Group Inc., 2020 WL 1694356 (E.D.N.Y. April 7, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. As to plaintiff’s state law claim, the court explained: Plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim under the NYSHRL fails.…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based on Chinese-American Status, Dismissed
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In Sosa v. New York City Department of Education, 18-cv-411, 2020 WL 1536348 (E.D.N.Y. March 31, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of retaliation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), and the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), based…

Read More Retaliation Claim Survives Dismissal Against NYC DOE
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In Wang v. Air China Limited and LB Oceanfront Corp., 17-CV-6662, 2020 WL 1140458 (E.D.N.Y. March 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim. From the decision: After assessing the totality of the alleged conduct, the relevant factors, and the Second Circuit’s caution against “setting the…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment
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In EEOC v. United Health Programs of America, Inc. and Cost Containment Group, Inc., 14-CV-3673, 2020 WL 1083771 (EDNY March 6, 2020), the court, inter alia, upheld a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs, who alleged that they were subjected to a religious discrimination and a religion-based hostile work environment in violation of Title VII…

Read More Religion-Based Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment Jury Verdict for Plaintiff Upheld
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In Boyce-Herbert v. New York and Presbyterian Hospital, 2020 WL 376788 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 23, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims.[1]Initially, the court held that plaintiff’s discrimination claims were time-barred, but addressed the merits of plaintiff’s claims in an “abundance of caution.” The court listed the elements that a plaintiff must demonstrate in…

Read More Age/Race/Gender/Religious Discrimination Claims Dismissed Against NY and Presbyterian Hospital
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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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