Employment Discrimination

In Rollag v. Cowen Inc. et al, 2021 WL 807210 (S.D.N.Y. March 3, 2021) – in which the plaintiff alleges that defendants discriminated and retaliated against him in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq., Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 18 U.S.C. § 1514A, and…

Read More Arbitration Compelled in Employment Discrimination Case; FAA Held to “Displace” CPLR 7515 Here
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In Crawford v. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., et al.; Index No. 159731/2020 (Feb. 23, 2021), an employment discrimination/retaliation case, New York Supreme Court Justice Paul Goetz issued a (relatively terse) order granting defendants’ motion to compel arbitration, reasoning that “the claims fall within the scope of the arbitration clause and are not barred by…

Read More Discrimination Claims Must Be Arbitrated Against Goldman Sachs, Court Rules
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In Feinstein v. Richard Carranza and the NYC Dept. of Education, 19-CV-3344, 2021 WL 722411 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 24, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiff’s religion-based discrimination claim as untimely, in that it was not filed within 90 days of the receipt of the right-to-sue letter from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). From the decision:…

Read More Day-Late Religious Discrimination Complaint Dismissed
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In Harding v. Donatella GCT LLC et al, No. 158886/2017, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 50116(U), 2021 WL 647542 (Sup Ct, Feb. 18, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment targeting plaintiff’s claim of retaliation. From the decision: To make out a claim for retaliation, a plaintiff must show that (1) she…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Based on Termination Following Complaint of Sexual Harassment/Groping, Survives Summary Judgment Dismissal
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In Acosta v. CKR Law LLP et al, No. 156323/2019, 2021 WL 465977 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s CPLR 3211(a)(7) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual orientation discrimination/hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: A central argument…

Read More Sexual Orientation Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal Under the NYC Human Rights Law
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In Bell v. SL Green Realty Corp. et al, 19 Civ. 8153, 2021 WL 516575 (SDNY Feb. 11, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. From the decision: To state a hostile work environment claim, the Complaint must plausibly allege that her “workplace is permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule,…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed Against SL Green Realty Corp.
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In Perrotte v. Bloomberg, LP et al, No. 451470/2020, 2021 WL 465986 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s “quid pro quo” sexual harassment claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. The court summarized the law as follows: Pursuant to NYSHRL, it is an…

Read More Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed Against Bloomberg LP et al
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In a recent case, Tenecora et al v. Ba-Kal Restaurant Corp., d/b/a Princess Diner et al, 18-cv-7311, 2021 WL 424364 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 8, 2021), the court adopted a Magistrate Judge’s Report & Recommendation granting plaintiff’s motion for default judgment on their employment discrimination and hostile work environment claims. The court explained the difference between “direct”…

Read More Discriminatory Wage Withholding Claim Survives Against Restaurant Defendants
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In Elias v. City oof New York et al, 19-CV-11411, 2021 WL 411435 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 5, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims (on timeliness grounds). From the decision: Conspicuously, Defendants do not move to dismiss on the ground that she fails to state HWE claims as a substantive…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Statute-of-Limitations Based Dismissal; Continuing Violations Doctrine Sufficiently Alleged
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In Reyes v. Westchester County Health Care Corp., 19-CV-08916, 2021 WL 310945 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 29, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s pregnancy- and national origin-based hostile work environment claims. From the decision: To state a hostile work environment claim under the Title VII, Plaintiff must allege: “[1] that the harassment was ‘sufficiently severe or…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Objectionable Vignettes” Did Not Give Rise to Actionable Objectively Hostile Environment
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