FMLA Retaliation

In Hutting v. Independent Living, No. 2017-09639, 6011/15, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 05551, 2021 WL 4763056 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Oct. 13, 2021), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claims of sexual orientation discrimination, as well as retaliation under the Family & Medical Leave Act. As to plaintiff’s discrimination claims, the court explained: The Supreme…

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In Padilla v. Yeshiva Univ., No. 16-4086-CV, 2017 WL 2347567 (2d Cir. June 2, 2017), the Second Circuit vacated the district court’s judgment that plaintiff failed to plausibly allege (1) retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and (2) disability discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law. Initially, the court summarized…

Read More FMLA Retaliation Claim, and NYC Human Rights Law Disability Discrimination Claim, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Lebowitz v. N.Y. City Dep’t of Educ., No. 15-cv-2890, 2017 WL 1232472 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2017), the court held that plaintiffs – former Sheepshead Bay High School math teachers – sufficiently alleged age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights…

Read More Math Teachers’ Age Discrimination Claims Partially Survive Motion to Dismiss
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In Yeger v. Inst. of Culinary Educ., Inc., No. 14CV8202-LTS, 2017 WL 377936 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 25, 2017), the court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to various discrimination claims (including based on plaintiff’s gender, age, and religion), but denied it in part with respect to her FMLA retaliation claim. Here I’ll focus on the court’s…

Read More FMLA Retaliation Claim Survives Summary Judgment (In Part)
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In Tiffany v. Dzwonczyk, 2016 WL 3661410 (N.D.N.Y. July 5, 2016), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claim asserting retaliation in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The court summarized the law: The Second Circuit recognizes two claims under the FMLA: (i) interference with FMLA rights; and (ii) retaliation for exercising FMLA rights. … To…

Read More FMLA Retaliation Claim Dismissed; Yearlong Work Absence Was Not FMLA-Protected, Evidence of Causation Lacking
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In Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America et al, 15-888-cv (2nd Cir. March 17, 2016), the Second Circuit vacated a district court’s Order granting defendants summary judgment and dismissing plaintiff’s claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Here are the facts, as summarized by the court: Plaintiff Cathleen Graziadio, an employee at the…

Read More FMLA Retaliation and Interference Claims Survive Summary Judgment; Case Continues Against HR Director as FMLA “Employer”; ADA “Associational Discrimination” Claim Properly Dismissed
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In a recent complaint filed in the Southern District of New York, Moore v. Despont Studios LLC et al, 15-cv-00619, plaintiff – an architect and former employee of Despont Studios LLC d/b/a The Office of Thierry W. Despont, Ltd. – asserts claims of gender discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and retaliation. From her complaint: In stark contrast to its progressive…

Read More Lawsuit: Pregnancy/Gender Discrimination, FMLA Retaliation Allegations Against Despont Studios LLC d/b/a The Office of Thierry W. Despont, Ltd.
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