Court: U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

In Estevez v. Berkeley College et al, 2022 WL 16843460 (2d Cir. Nov. 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sex-based hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: With respect to the Employees’…

Read More 2nd Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Hostile Work Environment Claims Against Berkeley College
Share This:

In Truitt v. Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, 2022 WL 14995367 (2d Cir. Oct. 27, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals vacated a lower court order that granted defendant summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim that defendant discriminated against him for engaging in “political activities” in violation of New York Labor Law § 201-d. In this case,…

Read More Second Circuit Vacates Dismissal of NY Labor Law § 201-d “Political Activities” Discrimination Claim
Share This:

In Leroy v. Delta Air Lines, 2022 WL 12144507 (2d Cir. Oct. 21, 2022), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff alleges that, while working as a flight attendant for Delta, she was subjected to drug testing, wrongfully suspended,…

Read More Flight Attendant’s Retaliation Claim, Based on Airline’s Report of Racist Remark By Passenger, Properly Dismissed
Share This:

In Myers v. Inspector Mary Christine Doherty et al, 2022 WL 4477050 (2d Cir. Sept. 27, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal (for failure to state a claim) of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (the analysis of which parallels the evaluation of…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Dismissal Affirmed; Conduct, Though Unpleasant, Was Too Sparse to be Actionable
Share This:

In Black v. Buffalo Meat Service, Inc., d/b/a Boulevard Black Angus, 21-1468, 2022 WL 2902693 (C.A.2 July 22, 2022), the court affirmed the lower court’s award of summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment and constructive discharge claims. From the decision: Next, even assuming Black has standing to pursue her constructive discharge claims, we…

Read More Single Racial Slur Insufficient to Establish Hostile Work Environment or Constructive Discharge, Second Circuit Holds
Share This:

In Valentia Villetti, Faiza Jibril, M.D. v. Guidepoint Global LLC, 21-2059-cv, 2022 WL 2525662 (2d Cir. July 7, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, vacated the lower court’s summary judgment on plaintiff’s retaliation claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State…

Read More Retaliation Claims Survive Summary Judgment; Court Cites Temporal Proximity Between Complaints and Termination and Inconsistent Explanations For Termination
Share This:

In Leroy v. Delta Air Lines, Inc., 2022 WL 2069281 (2d Cir. June 9, 2022), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law, N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-107(7). This case arose from an incident in which a passenger allegedly called plaintiff flight attendant a…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Based on Alleged Racial Comment by Airline Passenger, Properly Dismissed
Share This:

In Ibela v. Allied Universal, 2022 WL 1418886 (2d Cir. May 5, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, vacated the dismissal of plaintiff’s claim of retaliation asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act. After affirming the dismissal of plaintiff’s discrimination claim (on the ground that plaintiff “did not allege…

Read More ADA Retaliation Claim Dismissal Vacated; Seeking a Reasonable Accommodation For Bipolar Disorder Was a “Protected Activity”
Share This:

In Miller v. New York State Police et al, 2022 WL 1133010 (2d Cir. April 18, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the lower court’s dismissal (on summary judgment) of plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim. After summarizing the well-established black-letter law of hostile work environment claims, the…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Properly Dismissed; Alleged 12 Incidents Over 3 Years Insufficient
Share This:

In Connolly v. City of New York, 2022 WL 843497 (2d Cir. March 22, 2022), the court, inter alia, vacated the lower court’s dismissal (on timeliness grounds) of plaintiff’s retaliation claim. From the decision: We first address the District Court’s decision to dismiss as time-barred Connolly’s retaliation claims arising before November 20, 2013. The District…

Read More Retaliation Claim Was “Reasonably Related” to EEOC-Filed Claims
Share This: