Judge: LaShann DeArcy Hall

In Ulinski v. Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Local 56, 2020 WL 6940994 (EDNY Nov. 24, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim for age discrimination asserted under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The specific basis for dismissal was plaintiff’s failure to “exhaust his administrative remedies.” The court explained this obligation, and its relevance…

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In Lax v. City University of New York et al, 2020 WL 6161253 (EDNY Oct. 21, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. The court summarized the “black-letter law” as follows: A hostile work environment claim requires a showing: (1) that the harassment was “sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the…

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From Basora-Jacobs v. Palevsky, 2020 WL 3868710 (E.D.N.Y. July 9, 2020): [Plaintiff’s] complaint does not state sufficient facts to support a Title VII claim against Plaintiff’s employer. “A plaintiff asserting a Title VII discrimination claim must allege facts showing that “(1) the employer took adverse action against h[er] and (2) h[er] race, color, religion, sex…

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In George Ful Ninying v. Fire Department, City of New York, 17-cv-688, 2017 WL 4570784 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 11, 2017), the court dismissed – as insufficiently pled – plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims for failure to state a claim. Initially, the court explained that plaintiff sued the wrong entity (the FDNY). Specifically, the FDNY may not be…

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In Lebowitz v. N.Y. City Dep’t of Educ., No. 15-cv-2890, 2017 WL 1232472 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2017), the court held that plaintiffs – former Sheepshead Bay High School math teachers – sufficiently alleged age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights…

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In Palmer v. Shchegol, No. 14-cv-4406, 2016 WL 5678544 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2016), the court dismissed some, but not all, of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims. Plaintiff – described in the decision as “a fifty-year-old United Kingdom native who describes herself as a dark-skinned black woman” – asserted claims of disparate treatment, discriminatory pay, and wrongful…

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