Plaintiff Defeats Summary Judgment (Hostile Work Environment)

In Soto v. CDL (New York) L.L.C., 2020 WL 2133370 (S.D.N.Y. May 5, 2020) (J. Failla), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. Here, plaintiff’s claim included physical and non-physical harassment. In evaluating defendant’s motion, the court noted that the Second Circuit has drawn…

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In Rasmy v. Marriott International, Inc., 952 F.3d 379 (2d Cir. March 6, 2020), the court vacated the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s hostile work environment and retaliation claims. Here I will discuss the court’s evaluation of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. In particular, the court faulted the lower court…

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In Ramos v. Metro-North Commuter Railroad, No. 153742/18, 2020 WL 2041968, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 31061(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Apr. 03, 2020), the court denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disability-based hostile work environment claim asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. The court reached this conclusion, however,…

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In Bond v New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., No. 160658/2013, 2020 WL 1031393 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Feb. 25, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s gender discrimination claim alleging that her supervisor subjected her to a hostile work environment after she rejected his sexual…

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In Crawford v. ExlService.com, LLC, 2019 WL 5887214 (SDNY Nov. 12, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. The court…

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In James v. Van Blarcum, 2019 WL 5681334 (2d Cir. Nov. 1, 2019) (Summary Order), the court vacated the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ race-based hostile work environment claims. Initially, the court held that the “continuing violations doctrine” applied, permitting consideration of otherwise-time barred conduct: Appellants allege that the Ulster County jail has a policy…

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In a recent case, Watson v. The Richmond University Medical Center et al, 14-cv-1033, 2019 WL 5087062 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 10, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s Title VII race discrimination claim. From the decision (some citations omitted): [C]onstruing the facts in the light most favorable to Plaintiff, a…

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n Irons v. The City of New York, 16-cv-3708, 2019 WL 3752870 (EDNY Aug. 8, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendant City’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s employment discrimination and hostile work environment claims.[1]As with many blog posts, here I have addressed only a subset of this lengthy and detailed decision; the reader…

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In Woolcock v. Lukes-Roosevelt, No. 518301/2016, 2019 WL 1206356 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County Mar. 11, 2019), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim under the NYC Human Rights Law. From the decision: [D]efendant fails to set forth that a reasonable victim of discrimination…

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In Walsh v. A.R. Walker & Co., Inc., No. 155009/16, 2018 WL 6505409, 2018 N.Y. Slip Op. 33159(U) (Sup Ct, New York County Dec. 07, 2018), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual orientation-based hostile work environment claim under the New York City Human Rights Law. In this case,…

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