Judge: Brenda K. Sannes

In McGrier v. Capital Cardiology, 1:20-cv-01044 (BKS/DJS), 2022 WL 2105854 (N.D.N.Y. June 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s failure-to-promote race discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff asserted a number of adverse employment actions, including receipt of a corrective action notice, and…

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In Kane v. Club Helsinki, 18-cv-01355, 2021 WL 2457150 (N.D.N.Y. June 16, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s quid pro quo sexual harassment claim. In sum, plaintiff, a bartender, alleges that after he rebuffing sexual advances from defendant’s director of operations (Sullivan), his hours were cut and he was terminated. The court…

Read More Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Claim Against Club Helsinki Survives Summary Judgment; Inconsistent Reasons For Termination Created Triable Issues of Fact as to Pretext
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In Comerford v. Village of North Syracuse et al, 2021 WL 950974 (N.D.N.Y. March 12, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment claim. As to the “objectively severe or pervasive” prong of the analysis, the court explained: Plaintiff provided evidence of the following treatment and…

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In Reppert v. New York State Department of State, 19-cv-01518, 2020 WL 4346932 (N.D.N.Y. July 28, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Initially, the court explained the well-established law: Because discrimination claims implicate an employer’s usually unstated intent and state…

Read More Race Discrimination Complaint Dismissed; Allegations of “Racist Behavior” Held Insufficiently Specific
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