Judge: Margo K. Brodie

In Weekes v. Jetblue Airways Corporation et al, No. 21-CV-1965 (MKB), 2022 WL 4291371 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s disability-related hostile work environment claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.…

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In Daniels v. American Airlines Inc., 19-cv-3110, 2022 WL 493573 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 17, 2022), the court dismissed “workplace bullying” claims asserted by plaintiff, a former flight attendant for defendant American Airlines. This decision teaches, and confirms, that while a certain type of bullying – bullying motivated by impermissible factors (i.e., “protected classes” such as sex,…

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A recent decision, Klimovitsky v. JG Innovative Industries, Inc. et al, No. 21-cv-755, 2021 WL 5712120 (EDNY Dec. 1, 2021), illustrates the mechanics of asserting an employment discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Here, the court dismisses the case – not on the merits, but rather because plaintiff failed…

Read More Sexual Harassment Plaintiff’s Complaint Dismissed Due to Premature Filing
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In Hunt v. Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., 18-CV-7262, 2021 WL 3492716 (EDNY Aug. 9, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 (Title VII) and the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). While the court…

Read More Retaliation Claims Survive Dismissal Against Con Edison
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In Hunt v. Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., 18-CV-7262, 2021 WL 3492716 (EDNY Aug. 9, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based failure-to-promote claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 (Title VII) and the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). After summarizing…

Read More Race-Based Failure-to-Promote Claim Insufficiently Alleged, Court Holds
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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…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claims Survive Summary Judgment Against NYC Health & Hospital Corp.
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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…

Read More Court Dismisses Age/Race Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Against the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, DC 37 Union
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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…

Read More Court Dismisses Retaliation Claim Against Target; “Cat’s Paw” Theory Inapplicable
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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…

Read More Failure-to-Promote Race Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal
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