Court: NDNY

In Crews v. The City of Ithaca et al, 2021 WL 257120 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim – which was based, in part, on plaintiff’s co-workers creating a fake ID that included Plaintiff’s picture with the name “McLovin” printed on the ID (which was a reference to…

Read More “McLovin” Fake ID, While Inappropriate, Did Not Give Rise to a Hostile Work Environment Claim
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In Payne v. Cornell University, 2021 WL 39684 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. The court explained: [E]ven if Plaintiff had properly supported her claims, the Court would find that the complained-of conduct is not sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of Plaintiff’s employment. Courts…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Denial of Time Off and a Negative Evaluation Insufficient
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In Cain v. North Country Community College et al, 2020 WL 7230722 (N.D.N.Y. Dec. 8, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In sum, plaintiff – an African American female adjunct professor – claimed that she was passed over for a promotion by two…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Against Upstate Community College Dismissed
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In Krul v. Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General, U.S. Postal Service et al, 2020 WL 6736886 (N.D.N.Y. Nov. 17, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of gender-based hostile work environment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized the legal standard in the…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Included Voice Mocking
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In Barton et al v. Warren County et al, 2020 WL 4569465 (N.D.N.Y. August 7, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiffs’ gender/pregnancy-based hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.[1]Here, for the sake of narrowing the discussion, I’ll discuss the court’s evaluation of the claims asserted by…

Read More Pregnancy-Related Title VII Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Three Alleged Remarks in One-Month Period Insufficiently “Severe” or “Pervasive”
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In Benedetto v. New York State Office of Children and Family Services, 2020 WL 4049945 (N.D.N.Y. July 20, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disparate treatment gender discrimination claim, on the ground that plaintiff did not suffer an “adverse employment action.” (The court also denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s…

Read More Discrimination Claim Dismissed; “Less Desirable Shifts” Did Not Constitute an “Adverse Employment Action”
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In Erno v. New York State Office of Information Technology Services, 2020 WL 2736563 (N.D.N.Y. May 26, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s gender discrimination claim, based on her alleged denial of a desired assignment. The court explained the contours of an “adverse employment action” in this context: An adverse employment…

Read More Gender Discrimination Claim, Based on Denial of Assignment, Dismissed
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In Erno v. New York State Office of Information Technology Services, 19-CV-1457, 2020 WL 2736563 (N.D.N.Y. May 26, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. From the decision: Considered in totality, the Court finds that the facts alleged by Plaintiff are sufficient to state a hostile…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Included Sexist Jokes
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In Oliver v. New York State Police, 2020 WL 1989180 (N.D.N.Y. April 27, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While the court held that the alleged conduct was sufficiently “severe or pervasive”, there…

Read More Hostile Work Environment / Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed Against New York State Police
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In Johnson v. Frida’s Bakery, Inc., et al, 19-CV-1613, 2020 WL 1904061 (N.D.N.Y. April 17, 2020), the court, inter alia, recommended the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As to the merits of plaintiff’s Title VII claim, the court explained: [T]o state a…

Read More Title VII Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Protected Class Not Alleged
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