Gender Discrimination

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…

Read More Standards of Civility Discussed, Applied in Sex Discrimination Case
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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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In Ramirez v. Temin & Company, Inc. et al, 20 Civ. 6258, 2021 WL 4392303 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 24, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged race, color, national origin, and sex discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law. From the decision: Here, Ramirez alleges that [company owner] Temin suggested she…

Read More Race, Color, National Origin, Sex Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged; Court Cites Comments Reflecting “Racial and Gendered Stereotypes”
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Some court decisions, particularly in the employment discrimination context, are perfect examples of “what not to do” in the workplace. In such a recent case, Shkoza v. NYC Health & Hospitals Corp., 20-CV-3646, 2021 WL 4340787 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 22, 2021), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a sex-based hostile work environment under the New…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Sufficiently Alleged; Allegations Included “Wives” Comment, Inappropriate Touching
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In Bearer v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al, 19-5415, 2021 WL 4145053 (E.D.Pa. Sept. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on her hostile work environment / sexual harassment claim arising from defendant’s President and CEO slapped plaintiff’s buttocks. The court distinguished this case from one in which the…

Read More Sexual Battery / Hostile Work Environment (Butt-Slapping) Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against Teva Pharmaceuticals
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In Tortorici v. Bus-Tev, LLC d/b/a Early Morning Seafood and Eric Tevrow, 17-cv-7507, 2021 WL 4177209 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 14, 2021), the court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment claims on her New York State and City Human Rights Laws. This case illustrates the principle that, in order to make…

Read More Lewd & Inappropriate, But Not Actionable: Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed
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In Eckhart v. Fox News Network, LLC and Ed Henry, 20-CV-5593, 2021 WL 4124616 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 9, 2021), the court, in part, denied defendant Ed Henry’s motion to dismiss plaintiff Jennifer Eckhart’s claims for sex trafficking under Section 1591 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1591 (TVPA). The court summarized its holding…

Read More Sex Trafficking Lawsuit Against Ed Henry Survives Motion to Dismiss
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In Areu v. Fox News Network, LLC, 2021 WL 4124226 (SDNY Sept. 9, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s gender discrimination claim against Fox News, asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because she failed to plausibly allege that she was Fox News’ “employee” within the meaning of the statute.…

Read More “Liberal Sherpa” Cathy Areu’s Title VII Gender Discrimination Claim Against Fox News Dismissed; Title VII “Employee” Status Insufficiently Alleged
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In Ragin v. Riverbay Corp., 20-2233-cv, 2021 WL 4057196 (2d Cir. Sept. 7, 2021) (Summary Order), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sex and disability discrimination claims. As to plaintiff’s sex discrimination claim, the court explained why the proffered “legitimate non-discriminatory” reason for plaintiff’s termination was not a “pretext” for discrimination. From…

Read More Sex Discrimination Claim Properly Dismissed on Summary Judgment; HR Director’s Failure to Act Resulting in Cost to Employer, Not Gender, Was Cause of Termination
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