FRCP 12(b)(6)

In Laurent-Workman v. Wormuth, No. 21-1766, 2022 WL 17256701 (4th Cir. Nov. 29, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, inter alia, vacated a lower court order dismissing plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: The district court concluded…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment, Based on an Alleged “Series of Hateful Workplace Encounters,” Sufficiently Alleged
Share This:

In Bautista v. PR Gramercy Square Condominium et al, No. 21-cv-11093 (ER), 2022 WL 17156628 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 22, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race-based discrimination (termination) in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the New York State Human…

Read More Discrimination (Termination) Claims Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Included Replacement by White Employees and “Cover Up”
Share This:

In Klymn v. Monroe County Supreme Court et al, 2022 WL 16950048 (W.D.N.Y. Nov. 15, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment asserted against a former New York State Supreme Court Judge. As to the sufficiency of the allegations, the court explained: Lastly, having…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Dismissal Against Former Judge; Acts Dating Back to 2005 May be Considered
Share This:

In Grant v. Baltimore City Police Department, Civil Action No. RDB-21-2173, 2022 WL 16746703 (D.Md. Nov. 7, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: A plaintiff alleging unlawful retaliation must show that there exists a “but-for” connection between…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Arising From Alleged Transfer Denial Following Complaint of Racial Slur, Sufficiently Alleged
Share This:

In Hester v. Board of Education of Prince George’s Cnty., Civil Action No. TDC-22-0128, 2022 WL 7088293 (D.Md. October 12, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of a sex-based hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As to whether the alleged…

Read More Teacher’s Title VII Sex/Sexual Orientation-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal
Share This:

In Desrosiers v. Summit Security Services, Inc. et al, 2022 WL 13808524 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 21, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of national origin discrimination asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. This case…

Read More National Origin Discrimination Claim Dismissed; Alleged Comments Were Non-Actionable “Stray Remarks”
Share This:

In Butler v. Ford Motor Company, 2022 WL 4448724 (N.D.Ill. Sept. 23, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. In sum, plaintiff alleges that her co-worker yelled in her face, “You bitches on this line be tweaking!”. This decision teaches that not every utterance of an offensive, sex-based term will give…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Dismissed; Co-Worker’s One-Time Use of “Offensive and Odious” Term “Bitches” Deemed Insufficient by Court
Share This:

In Santiago v. Acacia Network, Inc. et al, 2022 WL 6775835 (S.D.N.Y. October 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim(s) asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The plaintiff also argues that the defendants fostered a hostile work environment in violation…

Read More Hostile Work Environment & Pay Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against Acacia Network, Court Rules
Share This:

In Bernard v. Care Design N.Y. et al, No. 20-cv-1527 (LJL), 2022 WL 4484556 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 27, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s gender-based failure-to-promote claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After reviewing, and rejecting, plaintiff’s other claims – including his claims of national…

Read More Gender-Based Failure-to-Promote Claim Sufficiently Alleged, Court Holds
Share This: