Court: NDNY

In Stern v. Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 5:18-CV-71 (MAD/TWD), 2022 WL 4236298 (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 14, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment claim. After summarizing the black-letter law, the court applied it to the facts, as follows: Plaintiff fails to establish that any…

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In Beshaw v. MVP Service Corp., 1:21-cv-584 (GLS/CFH), 2022 WL 4094451 (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 7, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s age discrimination claim. From the decision: MVP contends that Beshaw has failed to allege facts that give rise to an inference of discrimination with respect to his claim for age…

Read More Age Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal; Allegations Included Plaintiff’s Replacement by Younger Worker
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In McGrier v. Capital Cardiology, 1:20-cv-01044 (BKS/DJS), 2022 WL 2105854 (N.D.N.Y. June 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s failure-to-promote race discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff asserted a number of adverse employment actions, including receipt of a corrective action notice, and…

Read More Race Discrimination Failure-to-Promote Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Pachura v. Lloyd J. Austin, III, Secretary, Department of Defense, 6:21-CV-0316 (LEK/ATB), 2022 WL 1909546 (N.D.N.Y. June 3, 2022), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized plaintiff’s allegations, in sum, as follows: Between…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Dismissal; Allegations Included Harassment by Facebook Messenger
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In Legg et al v. Ulster County et al, 2022 WL 909045 (N.D.N.Y. March 29, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that the jury’s award of $200,000 to one sexual harassment plaintiff was excessive, and that under the facts of the case, a new trial would be granted unless they agreed to accept $75,000. The…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff’s Emotional Distress Damages Remitted to $75,000
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In Buczakowski v. Crouse Health Hospital, Inc., et al, 5:18-CV-0330 (LEK/ML), 2022 WL 356698 (N.D.N.Y. Feb. 7, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: Viewing the record in the light most favorable to Plaintiff, she…

Read More Retaliation Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Alleged Lack of Progressive Discipline
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In Peck v. County of Onondaga et al, 21-CV-651, 2021 WL 3710546 (N.D.N.Y. Aug. 20, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s gender discrimination claim as insufficiently pled. From the decision: Peck’s allegations of gender discrimination are stronger [than her dismissed religious discrimination claim], but not by enough. The sum total of the specific allegations…

Read More Gender Discrimination Claim Insufficiently Alleged Against Onondaga County et al
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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…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Post-Employment Conduct Not Actionable
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In Avent v. Target Corporation et al, 19-1565, 2021 WL 3089120 (NDNY July 22, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based “adverse action” discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (I wrote about the court’s assessment of plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims here.)…

Read More Race Discrimination Claim, Based on “Adverse Actions”, Sufficiently Alleged Against Target
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In Avent v. Target Corporation et al, 19-1565, 2021 WL 3089120 (NDNY July 22, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. The court explained: [T]he Court found that Plaintiff sufficiently stated…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against Target
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