Employment Discrimination

In Quintero v. Angels of the World, Inc., 19-CV-6126, 2021 WL 4464123 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 10, 2021), the court, inter alia, assessed emotional distress damages to be awarded to plaintiff (an exotic dancer), upon defendants’ default, on her claims of race-based discrimination and hostile work environment, hostile work environment sexual harassment, among others. The court summarized…

Read More Exotic Dancer Awarded $30,000 in Emotional Distress Damages Upon Defendants’ Default in Sexual Harassment Case
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In Daniels v. American Airlines Inc., 19-cv-3110, 2022 WL 493573 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 17, 2022), the court dismissed “workplace bullying” claims asserted by plaintiff, a former flight attendant for defendant American Airlines. This decision teaches, and confirms, that while a certain type of bullying – bullying motivated by impermissible factors (i.e., “protected classes” such as sex,…

Read More Workplace Bullying, Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed by Court
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In Fawcett v. Fox News Network, LLC, No. 157135/2021, 2022 WL 445861 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 14, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment against defendant Andrew Napolitano. The court summarized plaintiff’s allegations against this defendant as follows: Plaintiff began working for Fox Business in March 2019…

Read More Sexual Harassment and Other Claims Dismissed Against Andrew Napolitano
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In Maher v. Nusret New York LLC, 2022 WL 443619 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 14, 2022), the court granted plaintiff’s motion to remand this case back to state court, due to the absence of federal subject matter jurisdiction. From the decision: The purported federal question raised, in defendant’s view, is whether CPLR § 7515 is preempted by…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Case Against Nusret New York Remanded to State Court; Federal Question Not Raised By Alleged Arbitration Preemption
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In Kim v. Sae-a Trading America Corp., No. 656669/2020, 2022 WL 106846 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 05, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s “non-traditional Korean” national origin discrimination claim. Plaintiff alleged, among other things, that defendants made offensive comments disapproving of the fact that Plaintiff was “still…

Read More “Non-Traditional Korean” National Origin Discrimination Claim Dismissed
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In Brown v. Montefiore Medical Center, 19-CV-11474, 2022 WL 392313 (S.D.N.Y. February 9, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied plaintiff’s motion to amend his complaint – which alleged employment (race) discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation – to allege constructive discharge stemming from a hostile work environment claim. (In a prior decision, dated March 25,…

Read More Request to Amend Race Discrimination Complaint to Add Constructive Discharge Claim Denied as “Futile”
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In Boatright v. U.S. Bancorp, 20-4236-cv, 2022 WL 351059 (2d Cir. Feb. 7, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s race- and gender-based discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New…

Read More Race, Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Alleged “Shifting Explanations” Did Not Permit Finding of Pretext
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In Buczakowski v. Crouse Health Hospital, Inc., et al, 5:18-CV-0330 (LEK/ML), 2022 WL 356698 (N.D.N.Y. Feb. 7, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under the New York State Human Rights Law. From the decision: Viewing the record in the light most favorable to Plaintiff, she…

Read More Retaliation Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Alleged Lack of Progressive Discipline
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In Chandler v. La-Z-Boy, Inc., No. 5:21-cv-05101-JMG, 2022 WL 348169 (E.D.Pa. Feb. 4, 2022), the court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s discrimination/constructive discharge and hostile work environment claims asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Plaintiff alleges, inter alia, that three weeks into her employment, she was called a “colored girl” by her manager, and…

Read More Constructive Discharge Claim, Based on “Colored Girl” Comment, Fails
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In Huayuan Chen v. Stony Brook University Advancement et al, 2022 WL 289317 (2d Cir. Feb. 1, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment dismissing, on summary judgment, plaintiff’s claim of national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the…

Read More Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Chinese-Based National Origin Discrimination Claim
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