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In a recently-filed NY Supreme Court lawsuit captioned Salvat v. Construction Resources Corp et al., plaintiff (a female iron worker) asserts, inter alia, that a male employee (Anthony Sango) threatened to tell her fiance that she was speaking to a shop steward, unless she gave him her panties and then photographed her while she was…

Read More Female Construction Worker’s Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Includes Allegation that Male Co-Worker Took Pictures of Her in the Bathroom
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In a lawsuit filed in New York State Court on 11/22/16, captioned Corcoran v. Siebert Cisneros Shank Co LLC et a (Index No. 159868/2016), plaintiff asserts that “[h]is working environment … more closely resembled a rowdy teenage boys’ locker room than a professional trading floor at a well-regarded Wall Street firm.” This allegation evokes president-elect Donald…

Read More Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Siebert Cisneros Shank
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In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned Castellanos v. Berkman Capital LLC et al (filed in NY Sup. Ct., Index 159768-2016, 11/18/16), plaintiff asserts claims of gender discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual harassment against financial lending company Berkman Financial and others, including individual defendants Geoffrey Byruch and Michael Vulcano. Plaintiff alleges, among other things, that she was…

Read More Sexual Harassment, Gender/Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against Berkman Capital
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In a lawsuit filed on Sept. 26, 2016, captioned Johnson v. Haagen-Dazs Shoppe Co., Inc., plaintiff alleges, among other things, that plaintiff “was subjected to repeated unwanted verbal and physical sexual harassment by the store manager and his direct supervisor”, defendant Kevin Hickman. The complaint alleges, for example, that Hickman frequently sent plaintiff “sexually explicit text messages…

Read More Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Haagen Dazs Franchisee
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In Sarr v. Saks Fifth Ave. LLC, 151303/2015, 2016 NY Slip Op 31751(U) (NY Sup Ct NY Cty Sept. 20, 2016), the court dismissed the claims brought by the Muslim plaintiff, under the NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws, of employment discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment. After reviewing the legal standard/burden-shifting framework for evaluating plaintiff’s discrimination claims,…

Read More Court Dismisses Muslim Plaintiff’s Employment Discrimination, Retaliation, Hostile Work Environment Claims Against Saks Fifth Avenue
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In a recently-filed Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, captioned Cohen v. Speyer Legacy School et al (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. 157853/2016), plaintiff asserts that he was subjected to discrimination based on his sexual orientation and retaliation against an elite private Manhattan school for gifted children. Plaintiff (who is gay) alleges, among other things, that he…

Read More Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit Against Speyer Legacy School
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In an employment discrimination case, it is not uncommon for a defendant/employer to seek information/documents regarding the plaintiff’s prior employment. In Roazzi v. U.S. Builders Group et al (NY Sup. Ct. Index #152129/16), an age discrimination case, defendants sought authorizations for the plaintiff’s employment records going back ten years. Judge Wright granted plaintiff’s motion for…

Read More Court Grants Protective Order Regarding Prior Employment in Age Discrimination Case
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By a motion filed on August 29, 2016 in New York State court, Defendants seek to compel plaintiff Andrea Tantaros to pursue her sexual harassment (and other) claims in arbitration, rather than in court. (You can access public filings in this case, Tantaros v. Fox News et al, 157054/2016, as well as other cases, here.) From…

Read More Defendants Move to Compel Arbitration in Andrea Tantaros’ Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
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In Johnson v IAC/Interactive Corp., 2016 NY Slip Op 31520(U) (NY Sup. Ct. Index No. 155837 /14 Aug. 12, 2016), an employment discrimination case, the court evaluated the parties’ motions to compel discovery (per CPLR 3124) and for sanctions and/or evidence preclusion (per CPLR 3126). The court held, among other things, that plaintiff was entitled to…

Read More Court Orders Discovery Relating to Termination of Similarly-Situated Employees in Gender Discrimination Case
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In a lawsuit filed on August 22, 2016, captioned Tantaros v. Fox News Network et al, Fox News co-host Andrea Tantaros alleges sexual harassment, retaliation, and tortious interference. Among other things, she claims that she suffered retaliation after complaining about Roger Ailes’ inappropriate conduct.

Read More Andrea Tantaros’ Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Fox News and Roger Ailes Alleges That Fox News Operates Like a “Sex-Fueled, Playboy Mansion-Like Cult, Steeped in Intimidation, Indecency, and Misogyny”
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