Plaintiff Defeats Summary Judgment (Hostile Work Environment)

In a recent decision, captioned Cannon v. Communication Components, Inc. et al, No. 2:20-cv-01626 (WJM), 2022 WL 4300247 (D.N.J. Sept. 19, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment asserted under the Washington Law of Discrimination (WLAD). From the decision: Upon reviewing…

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In EEOC v. SDI of Mineola, LLC d/b/a Sonic Drive In, No. 6:21-CV-00226-JCB-KNM, 2022 WL 4127167 (E.D.Tex. Aug. 17, 2022), the court, inter alia, recommended the denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court explained:…

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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.…

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In Europe v. Equinox Holdings, Inc. et al, 20-cv-7787 (JGK), 2022 WL 4124763 (S.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 asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the New York State Human Rights…

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In Henrich v. Henkels & McCoy, Inc. et al, No. 20-6281, 2022 WL 3701969 (E.D.Pa. Aug. 26, 2022), the court held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence for a reasonable jury to infer that she was subjected to severe or pervasive gender discrimination that gave rise to a hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of…

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In Gray v. Koch Foods, Inc. et al, 2022 WL 141533 (M.D.Ala. Jan. 14, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: The facts at issue here do not…

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In Gooch v. Electric Power Board of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County d/b/a Nashville Electric Service, No. 3:20-cv-01001, 2022 WL 2196267 (M.D.Tenn. June 17, 2022), the court held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment on his race-based hostile work environment claim under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983. The court summarized the…

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In Rippstein v. Boeing Company, et al, 2022 WL 1522155 (D.Ariz. May 13, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Defendant next argues that the three anonymous emails sent to Plaintiff’s…

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In Haughton v. Ja-Co Foods, Inc. d/b/a Sonic Drive-Ins, No. 1:20-CV-241-SA-DAS, 2022 WL 1498107 (N.D. Miss. May 11, 2022), the court held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Generally, in order to make out…

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In Erno v. New York State Office of Information Technology Services, No. 1:19-CV-1457, 2022 WL 1224325 (N.D.N.Y. April 26, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (but not under the New York State Human…

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