Gender Discrimination

In a recent decision, captioned Roenick v. Sam Flood et al, No. 20-cv-7213, 2021 WL 2355108 (SDNY June 9, 2021), the court dismissed claim of gender and sexual orientation discrimination asserted by former professional hockey player Jeremy Roenick. The court summarized the pertinent allegations as follows: The key events at issue here began when Roenick…

Read More Court Dismisses Jeremy Roenick’s Sex and Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims Arising From Termination Following Co-Worker Threesome Joke
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In Tirschwell v TCW Group Inc., No. 13923, 150777/18, 2020-03192, M-1286, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 03397, 2021 WL 2144858 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., May 27, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim survived summary judgment. From the decision: The City HRL gender discrimination claim (claim 2) was properly sustained as against Ravich…

Read More Gender Discrimination Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against TCW Group et al
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In Piscitelli v. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Services, Inc., No. 159272/20, 2021 WL 1883632 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County May 07, 2021), the court denied defendants’ pre-answer to dismiss plaintiff’s pregnancy discrimination claim asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The court summarized plaintiff’s allegations as follows: In July 2018, plaintiff…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Claim Against Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Services Survives Dismissal
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In Mitchell v. New York City, No. 161543/2018, 2021 WL 1825353 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Apr. 30, 2021), the court denied plaintiff’s motion to reargue the court’s prior decision granting summary judgment to defendants on plaintiff’s discrimination and hostile work environment claims, as well as to amend the complaint. As to the former,…

Read More Motion for Reconsideration Denied in Employment Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment Case
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In Leach v. University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., 2021 WL 1723129 (W.D.N.Y. April 30, 2021), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged age and gender discrimination claims. From the decision: Taking Leach’s allegations as true, she has adequately pleaded the adverse action element of a claim. She states that she was offered a choice…

Read More Age and Gender Discrimination Claims, Arising From Allegation of Forced Retirement, Survive Dismissal
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In Akhtar v. Saudia d/b/a Saudi Arabian Airlines Corp., 2021 WL 1758807 (S.D.N.Y. May 4, 2021), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff sufficiently alleged national origin and gender-based hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. As to…

Read More Gender and National Origin-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Continue Against Saudi Arabian Airlines
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In Alvarez v. New York City Department of Education, 2021 WL 1424851 (S.D.N.Y. April 15, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged her claims of age- and gender-based employment discrimination. The court summarized the law as follows: “The Second Circuit has not created an unbending or rigid rule about what circumstances allow…

Read More Gender & Age Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against NYC Dept. of Education
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In Kohler v. Federal Emergency Management Agency, et al, 17-cv-07839, 2021 WL 1240322 (S.D.N.Y. April 2, 2021), the court, inter alia, ruled against plaintiff on her sex/gender-based hostile work environment claim. The court outlined the legal elements of such a claim: A plaintiff claiming that her employer created or tolerated a hostile work environment based…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed Against FEMA
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In Franklin v. Myth Clothing Co., No. 161482/2019, 2021 WL 743848 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 24, 2021) – a gender discrimination case – the court determined that the defendants’ motion to dismiss based on documentary evidence (under CPLR 3211(a)(1)) and for failure to state a claim (under CPLR 3211(a)(7)) to a motion…

Read More Gender Discrimination Claim to be Decided on Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Praise of Alleged Harasser by Female Employees
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In Espinosa v. Weill Cornell Medical College, 18 Civ. 11665, 2021 WL 1062592 (S.D.N.Y. March 19, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human…

Read More Gender-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Against Weill Cornell Medical College Survives Summary Judgment
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