Judge: Margo K. Brodie

In Poole v. EB Care at Garden City d/b/a The Bristal at Garden City et al, 19-CV-6222, 2019 WL 6352466 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 27, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination and sexual harassment claims, asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, due to his failure to exhaust his administrative remedies. Plaintiff…

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In Morris v. New York City Health and Hospital Corp., 09-CV-5692, 2018 WL 4762247 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2018), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual harassment (hostile work environment) claim, with respect to one alleged harasser. As to plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court explained: After assessing the…

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In Napoleoni v. NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation et al, 18-cv-2578, 2018 WL 3038502 (E.D.N.Y. June 18, 2018), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Here is an excerpt from the decision, reflecting the court’s reasoning as to plaintiff’s discrimination claims: The Complaint fails to allege a race or…

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In Jones v. Target Corporation, 15-CV-4672, 2018 WL 1377301 (EDNY March 16, 2018), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, defendant terminated plaintiff for violating its drug-free workplace policy after marijuana was found in the employee locker room. According to her, the marijuana was…

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In Hunt v. Con Edison Co. N.Y.C., 16-CV-0677, 2017 WL 6759409 (E.D.N.Y., 2017), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s failure-to-promote race discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.[1]The court also, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claims. The court summarized the basic legal framework: To establish a…

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In Davis v. NYC Dept. of Corrections, 2017 WL 5634123 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 22, 2017), the court dismissed plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims under, inter alia, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Plaintiff, a corrections officer, alleged that he was subject to discrimination based on his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The court provides the following summary of the…

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In Cherry v. NYC Housing Authority et al, 15-cv-6949, 2017 WL 4357344 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2017) (J. Brodie), the court held (inter alia) that plaintiff sufficiently alleged gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. Plaintiff – a black male – alleged, among…

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