National Origin Discrimination

In Prude v. Logistics One Transport, Inc., No. 1:20-cv-0674, 2022 WL 4120266 (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 9, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the New York State Human Rights Law.…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal; “Banana” Incident Was, in Context, Sufficiently “Severe”
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In Werahera v. Regents of University of Colorado, No. 21-cv-02776-NYW, 2022 WL 3645979 (D.Colo. August 24, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of hostile work environment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After explaining the “black letter” law and elements of this claim, the…

Read More Religion and National Origin Discrimination Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss Against Regents of the University of Colorado
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In Robinson v. Attractions Lodging, Inc., 6:20-cv-32-EJK, 2022 WL 2904869 (M.D.Fla. July 22, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race and national origin based hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: As to Plaintiff’s claim that the…

Read More Race/National Origin-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Summary Judgment
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In Oluwo v. Sutton, No. 2019-13814, 2260/19, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 03734, 2022 WL 2057838 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. June 08, 2022), the Appellate Division, Second Department modified a lower court order, and held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims of national origin-based discrimination (under the New York State Human Rights Law), and hostile work environment (under…

Read More Nigerian Plaintiff’s National Origin Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment Claims Should Have Not Have Been Dismissed, Court Holds
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In Brager v. Quality Bldg. Services Corp., No. 155832/2021, 2022 WL 1599529 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. NY Cty. May 20, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s age and national origin-based hostile work environment claim as insufficiently pled. As to plaintiff’s age discrimination claim, the court explained: Plaintiff’s allegations regarding the alleged hostile work environment related…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Insufficiently Alleged; Being Jewish Was Not a “National Origin” Category
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In Shargani v. New York City Department of Environmental Protection et al, 21 Civ. 337, 2022 WL 1046764 (S.D.N.Y. April 7, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted plaintiff’s motion to amend his complaint (and denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s amended complaint) with respect to his claims of hostile work environment because of his national…

Read More National Origin (Iranian)-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Sufficiently Alleged
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In Alshami v. City University of New York, No. 15573, 160183/19, 2021-03967, 2022 N.Y. Slip Op. 02053, 2022 WL 867839 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Mar. 24, 2022), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged discrimination based on national origin (Yemeni), hostile work environment, and retaliation in violation of the New York State Human Rights Law. From…

Read More National Origin (Yemeni) Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against CUNY
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In Mondelo v. Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP et al, 21-cv-02512, 2022 WL 524551 (SDNY Feb. 22, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s Spanish Ethnicity/Ancestry/National Origin-based hostile work environment claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights…

Read More Spanish Ethnicity/Ancestry/National Origin Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Against Quinn, Emanuel Law Firm
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In Maher v. Nusret New York LLC, 2022 WL 443619 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 14, 2022), the court granted plaintiff’s motion to remand this case back to state court, due to the absence of federal subject matter jurisdiction. From the decision: The purported federal question raised, in defendant’s view, is whether CPLR § 7515 is preempted by…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Case Against Nusret New York Remanded to State Court; Federal Question Not Raised By Alleged Arbitration Preemption
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In Kim v. Sae-a Trading America Corp., No. 656669/2020, 2022 WL 106846 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 05, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s “non-traditional Korean” national origin discrimination claim. Plaintiff alleged, among other things, that defendants made offensive comments disapproving of the fact that Plaintiff was “still…

Read More “Non-Traditional Korean” National Origin Discrimination Claim Dismissed
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