Gender Discrimination

In Walker v. Triborough Bridge and Tunnell Authority et al, 2021 WL 5401483 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 18, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of race and gender discrimination. This case nicely illustrates a fundamental premise of anti-discrimination law, namely: Discrimination has no place in the workplace. Anti-discrimination laws protect employees when they are subjected…

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In Knope v. Merrick B. Garland et al, 20-cv-3274, 2021 WL 5183536 (2d Cir. Nov. 9, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sex- and disability-based hostile work claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Rehabilitation Act, respectively.…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Properly Dismissed; “Sporadic Conflicts” Insufficient
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In Martinez v. City of Union City, Union City Police Department et al, Civ. No. 21-11111, 2021 WL 5195708 (D.N.J. Nov. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim for sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (The court did, however, find that plaintiff sufficiently…

Read More Sex Discrimination Claim Dismissed; No “Adverse Action” Alleged
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In Knope v. Merrick B. Garland et al, 20-cv-3274, 2021 WL 5183536 (2d Cir. Nov. 9, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sex discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the relevant “black letter” law, the…

Read More Sex Discrimination Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Court Notes Lack of Detail Surrounding Accommodation Provided to Male Employee
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In Lemanski v. SFM Realty Corp., No. 150261/2021, 2021 WL 4973959 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff stated claims for gender- and religion-based discrimination (but not age discrimination) under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: The sole element of plaintiff’s prima…

Read More Gender & Religious Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged on “Disparate Discipline” Theory
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In Pollock v. Dermot Shea & City of New York, 20-cv-6273, 2021 WL 4962736 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s gender discrimination claims against the defendants under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law. Initially, the court…

Read More Court: Gender Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against City of New York and Individual Defendant
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In Ndugga et al v. Bloomberg L.P. et al, 20-cv-7464, 2021 WL 4952486 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 25, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that a plaintiff sufficiently alleged a gender-based hostile work environment (specifically, that she was “treated less well”) because of her gender, under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Ms.…

Read More Gender-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against Bloomberg L.P.
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In Biehner v. City of New York et al, 19-CV-9646, 2021 WL 4924838 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 20, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of gender/pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: In any event, the plaintiff has not pleaded adequately the other elements required for her…

Read More Court Dismisses Title VII Gender/Pregnancy Discrimination Claim Against the City of New York
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In a recent decision, Perry v. The Lighting Group, LLC, No. 154923/2018, 2021 WL 4553666 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 01, 2021) – a sex discrimination case – the court discussed the so-called “Standards of Civility” for New York attorneys. Here, the dispute arose – as is typical – in the discovery phase…

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A recent case, Jia v. China Renaissance Securities (US) Inc., No. 158516/2018, 2021 WL 4553665 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Oct. 05, 2021), illustrates the difference between the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and the comparatively-broader New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). Here, the plaintiff’s claims fail under the former but…

Read More Gender Discrimination Claims, Asserted Under the NYC Human Rights Law, Survive Summary Judgment
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