Court: SDNY

In Boyce v. Weber and Little Bear, Inc., 19-cv-3825, 2020 WL 5209526 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 1, 2020), the court denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment (except in one respect) on plaintiff’s claims under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (“TVPA”), 18 U.S.C. § 1591 et seq.; the New York State Human Rights Law; and the New York…

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In Stryker v. HSBC Securities (USA) et al, 2020 WL 5127461 (SDNY Aug. 31, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff’s disability-based hostile work environment claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New York State Human Rights Law, and New York City Human Rights Law. As…

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In Xanthakos v. City University of New York et al, 17-cv-9829, 2020 WL 5026930 (S.D.N.Y. August 24, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s gender-based pay discrimination claims under the Equal Pay Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 1983, and the New York State and…

Read More Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Claims Continue Against CUNY – Part Two (Title VII etc)
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In Xanthakos v. City University of New York et al, 17-cv-9829, 2020 WL 5026930 (S.D.N.Y. August 24, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s gender-based pay discrimination claims under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 1983, and the New York State…

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In a recent case, Scalercio-Isenberg v. Morgan Stanley Services Group Inc., 2020 WL 4547317 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 6, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court summarized the law, in pertinent part, as follows: ADA disability discrimination claims are also subject to the McDonnell Douglas…

Read More Court Dismisses Failure-to-Hire ADA Disability Discrimination Claim, Citing Defendant’s Lack of Knowledge of Disability
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In Mancilla v. ABM Industries, Inc., 2020 WL 4432122(S.D.N.Y. July 29, 2020), a sexual harassment/assault case, the court granted defendants’ motion to compel arbitration. The facts of this case, as alleged, are horrific: Plaintiff reported to work on the night of September 17, 2018, and was informed that her ABM supervisor that night would be…

Read More Arbitration Compelled in Sexual Harassment/Assault Case Against ABM
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In Farmer v. Shake Shack Enterprises, LLC et al, 2020 WL 4194860 (S.D.N.Y. July 21, 2020) (J. Engelmayer), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of hostile work environment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. (Plaintiff did not…

Read More Pregnancy-Related Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed Against Shake Shack et al
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In Farmer v. Shake Shack Enterprises, LLC et al, 2020 WL 4194860 (S.D.N.Y. July 21, 2020) (J. Engelmayer), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human…

Read More Gender/Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Proceed Against Shake Shack et al
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In Lively v. WAFRA Investment Advisory Group, Inc. et al, 2020 WL 4038350 (S.D.N.Y. July 17, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings (under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(c)) on plaintiff’s claim of age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). From the decision: The complaint…

Read More Age Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Court Finds That Sexual Harassment Allegation Against Plaintiff Was a More Likely Cause of Termination Than “Remote” Age-Related Comment
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In Peddy v. L’Oreal USA, Inc., 18-cv-7499, 2020 WL 4003587 (S.D.N.Y. July 15, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed (on summary judgment) plaintiff’s claim of retaliation asserted under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. While the court ultimately based its decision on the fact that plaintiff failed to establish the element of “causation” as part…

Read More Retaliation Claim Dismissed; Court Discusses What Constitutes “Protected Activity”
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