FRCP 12(b)(6)

In Morales v. Supreme Maintenance Inc. et al, No. 1:21-cv-01044-KWR-JHR, 2022 WL 2290605 (D.N.M. June 24, 2022), the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual harassment and retaliation claims. As to plaintiff’s retaliation claim, the court explained: Here, Plaintiff alleges that she engaged in protected activity by opposing sexual harassment by an employee at…

Read More Sexual Harassment, Retaliation Claims Survive Dismissal; Complaint Alleged Harassment by Non-Employee
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In McGrier v. Capital Cardiology, 1:20-cv-01044 (BKS/DJS), 2022 WL 2105854 (N.D.N.Y. June 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s failure-to-promote race discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff asserted a number of adverse employment actions, including receipt of a corrective action notice, and…

Read More Race Discrimination Failure-to-Promote Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Mwangi v. Passbase, Inc. et al, 21-cv-6728, 2022 WL 2133734 (S.D.N.Y. June 14, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s discrimination claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. At all relevant times, plaintiff worked remotely from Berlin, Germany, and was not in the U.S. when the alleged discrimination took place. As to plaintiff’s § 1981…

Read More Germany-Based Plaintiff’s Discrimination Claims Dismissed on Geographic Grounds
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In Ilana Gamza-Machado de Souza v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. et al, 21 Civ. 5553 (LGS), 2022 WL 2047580 (S.D.N.Y. June 7, 2022), the court held that plaintiff, a Jewish woman, plausibly alleged retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and…

Read More Jewish Woman Sufficiently Alleges Retaliation Against Planned Parenthood
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In Pattanayak v. Mastercard Inc., 21 Civ. 2657 (GBD), 2022 WL 2003317 (S.D.N.Y. June 6, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied plaintiff’s request to amend his complaint to bolster his hostile work environment claim, finding that claim futile. From the decision: A plaintiff alleging a hostile work environment claim must demonstrate that his workplace was…

Read More Court Denies Leave to Amend Hostile Work Environment Claim; Alleged Excessive Workload Etc. Insufficient
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In Rodriguez v. Town of Cicero et al, No. 20 C 7608, 2022 WL 1773715 (N.D.Ill. June 1, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a hostile work environment sexual harassment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized plaintiff’s sexual harassment allegations as follows: The…

Read More Police Officer’s Title VII Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Sufficiently Alleged, Court Holds
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In Onely v. Redner’s Markets, Inc., No. 21-4785, 2022 WL 1773606 (E.D.Pa. June 1, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. From the decision: After disregarding legal conclusions, the…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Dismissal; Allegations Included Reference to “Offensive” Hair
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In Douglas v. Cruise Yacht Op. Co. Ltd. et al, 2022 WL 1719312 (S.D.Fla. May 27, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a disparate treatment race discrimination claim. From the decision: According to the United States Supreme Court, “ ‘[d]isparate treatment’…is the most easily understood type of discrimination. The employer simply…

Read More Race Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Discriminatory Motive Need Not Be Proven at the Pleading Stage
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In Hunley v. DTLR Villa, Inc., 22-CV-6010L, 2022 WL 1447737 (W.D.N.Y. May 9, 2022), the court granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s discrimination and retaliation claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This case teaches that a plaintiff may not prevail on such a claim by merely alleging that (a)…

Read More Title VII Sex/Race-Based Discrimination, Retaliation Claims Dismissed; Link Between Protected Class(es) and Adverse Action Was Lacking
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In Turner v. Copeland Group USA Inc, 2022 WL 1508446 (S.D.Tex. May 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized the relevant facts as follows: Plaintiffs Vanessa La Barrie and Celmira Turner…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim, While Based on “Scant” Allegations, Survived Dismissal
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