Harassment by Customer, Client, Non-Employee

In Kinney v. Duane Reade Inc., No. 150713/17, 2019 WL 2995809, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 31948(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 09, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of discriminatory failure to promote and termination. Plaintiff, who is white and openly gay, worked for Duane…

Read More Race/Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case Against Duane Reade Survives Summary Judgment
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The fact pattern underlying the court’s decision in Maidana v. Boston Culinary Group, Inc., 16-cv-2342, 2018 WL 3614111 (E.D.N.Y. July 27, 2018), are (to say the least) disturbing: Plaintiff worked as a bartender for Defendant’s Fig’s Café located in LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B (hereinafter “Fig’s Café” or “Defendant”). (See Compl. ¶ 8–10.) An incident occurred…

Read More Court Dismisses LAG Bartender’s Discrimination Claim Following Alleged Customer Harassment
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The Southern District of New York recently denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint alleging sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation against Urban Outfitters. In Swiderski v. Urban Outfitters, 14-cv-6307, 2015 WL 3513088 (SDNY June 4, 2015), the court held that the plaintiff pleaded an actionable hostile work environment claim based on the conduct…

Read More Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit (Based in Part on Customer Conduct) Against Urban Outfitters Continues
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