Employment Discrimination

In Chibuzor v. Dr. Steven Corwin et al, 2020 WL 6905304 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 23, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s sex-based discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the pertinent law, the court applied it to the facts: Here, Plaintiff fails to allege any facts suggesting…

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In Siena v. Primo Pizza 84 LLC et al, No. 705179/2016, 69 Misc. 3d 1215(A), 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 51344(U), 2020 WL 6704163 (NY Sup. Ct., Queens Cty., Nov. 05, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s national origin-based hostile work environment claim. After summarizing the “black letter” law in this area, the court applied…

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In Wolfe–Santos v NYS Gaming Commission, No. 12467, 160963/16, 2018-6103, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 06976, 2020 WL 6877365 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Nov. 24, 2020), the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The complaint fails to state a cause…

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In Crump v. New York City Housing Authority, No. 163138/2015, 69 Misc. 3d 1202(A), 130 N.Y.S.3d 925, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 51143(U), 2020 WL 5884588 (Sup Ct, Oct. 02, 2020), the court, inter alia, rejected defendants’ “after-acquired-evidence” defense. (The court also denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of retaliation and sexual orientation…

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In Butler v. City School District of New Rochelle et al, 2020 WL 6639121 (S.D.N.Y., 2020), the court denied plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration of its decision to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of retaliation asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. The court explained that such a motion is subject to a strict standard, which requires the movant…

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In Tese-Milner v. ATCO Properties & Management, Inc., No. 113902/2007, 2020 WL 6591380 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 10, 2020), a sex discrimination case, the court, inter alia, upheld a jury verdict of $700,000 in emotional distress/pain and suffering damages. In rendering its decision, the court outlined the evidence relating to the merits,…

Read More Court Upholds $700k Emotional Distress Damages Jury Verdict in Sex Discrimination Case
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In Correa v. City of New York, 2020 NY Slip Op 06383 (NY App. Div. 1 Dept. Nov. 10, 2020), the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s disability discrimination claim under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: Plaintiff alleges that defendants discriminated against her on the…

Read More Disability Discrimination Claim, Arising From Depression Disclosure, Properly Dismissed
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In Truitt v. Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, 2020 WL 4208452 (S.D.N.Y. July 21, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s discrimination and constructive discharge claims under New York Labor Law § 201-d(2)(a), which prohibits discrimination because of “an individual’s political activities outside of working hours, off of the employer’s premises and without use of the employer’s…

Read More Court Dismisses “Political Activities” Discrimination Claim Under NY Labor Law § 201-d
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In Van Soeren v. Disney Streaming Service, 2020 WL 6131255 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 16, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s discrimination complaint asserted under, e.g., Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, plaintiff – a male product designer and former at-will employee of defendant – asserted that he was subject to pregnancy discrimination…

Read More Title VII Discrimination Claim, Based on Wife’s Pregnancy, Dismissed; “New Parent” Status Not Protected Class
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In Campbell v. The City of New York, No. 150019/2020, 2020 WL 6161621, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 33440(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 20, 2020), the court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint alleging discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. This decision is instructive as to the…

Read More Race/Gender Discrimination Claims Insufficiently Alleged Under the NYC Human Rights Law, Court Holds
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