Disparate Impact

In Gershenson v. Local 52, No. 151180/2021, 2022 WL 3010192 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 28, 2022), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims of race-based employment discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: In determining whether the facts alleged in the complaint…

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In Burgis v. City of New York Dept. of Sanitation, 2018 NY Slip Op 33322(U) (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Dec. 20, 2018), the court dismissed plaintiffs’ claims of discriminatory failure to promote. As to the disparate treatment claim, the court explained: Here, as defendant contends, the Court finds that the complaint is devoid of any…

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In Bennett v. Time Warner Cable, 2016 NY Slip Op 03103 (App. Div. 1st Dept. April 26, 2016), the court affirmed the lower court’s denial of defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws for age discrimination based on a theory of “disparate impact.” The Second Circuit,…

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In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 135 S.Ct. 1338 (March 25, 2015), the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted and applied a portion of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act relating to accommodations that covered employers must make to pregnant workers. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k), amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…

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In Bennett v. Time Warner Cable, the Supreme Court, New York County, held that plaintiffs sufficiently pleaded age discrimination claims under both a “disparate treatment” and “disparate impact” theory. Here are the alleged facts, as summarized by the court: Plaintiffs, whose ages range between 51 and 69, are employees of TWC, and until about September…

Read More Plaintiffs Sufficiently Allege “Disparate Treatment” and “Disparate Impact” Age Discrimination Claims Against Time Warner Cable
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In Benyard v. White Plains Hosp. Medical Center, the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment to defendants on plaintiff’s age discrimination claims. This case illustrates (among other things) that it is not enough for an age discrimination plaintiff to point to her years of service and replacement by a younger worker. This is…

Read More Age Discrimination Plaintiff Was Unable to Show Pretext, and General Complaints Did Not Support Retaliation Claim
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