Plaintiff Defeats Summary Judgment (Sexual Harassment)

In Howard et al v. Cook County Sheriff’s Office et al, No. 17 C 8146, 2022 WL 1404833 (N.D.Ill. May 4, 2022), the court held that plaintiffs – female corrections officers – presented enough evidence to overcome defendants’ motion for summary judgment on their claims of hostile work environment sexual harassment (by detainees) under Title…

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In Cruse v. Bi-State Development Agency of Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, No. 4:20-cv-366-MTS, 2022 WL 1185149 (E.D.Mo. April 21, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that factual issues precluded summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of sexual harassment. In sum, plaintiff alleged that her supervisor (Brew) sexually harassed her, both in person and by phone, and that…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim(s) Survive Summary Judgment; Factual Issues Existed as to Whether Harassment Culminated in a “Tangible Employment Action” Etc.
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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…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim, Against NYS Office of Information Technology Services, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Dunham v. Hartford Board of Education, No. HHD-CV-206129681-S, 2022 WL 1223917 (Conn. Super. April 26, 2022), the court, inter alia denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: A hostile work environment claim requires…

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In Abbt v. City of Houston, 2022 WL 764999 (5th Cir. March 11, 2022), the court, inter alia, reversed the lower court’s award of summary judgment for defendant on plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, this case arose from the…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim, Asserted by Houston Firefighter, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Doe v. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 1:20-CV-01416, 2022 WL 676970 (M.D.Pa. March 7, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s quid pro quo sexual harassment claim asserted under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681. In sum, plaintiff Doe was a graduate student at,…

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In Kasparek v. New York State, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, 16-CV-671-LJV-MWP, 2022 WL 682633 (WDNY March 8, 2022), the court, inter alia, adopted a Report and Recommendation to deny 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.…

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In Honey v. Dover Downs, Inc., No. C.A. No. 19-1646-TMH, 2021 WL 6197082 (D.Del. Dec. 9, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim. The court summarized the five elements that a plaintiff must prove in order to establish a hostile work environment claim…

Read More Sexual Harassment Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Alleged Conduct Included Bodily Contact and Vulgar Comments
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In Burke v. Jose Luis Villa, Sadrac Louis, Bonefish Grill et al, No. 19-CV-2957, 2021 WL 5591711 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 30, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s same-sex sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As to whether the harassment was “severe or…

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In Carey v. Chadds Ford Tavern, 20-4236, 2021 WL 5448960 (E.D. Pa Nov. 22, 2021), the court denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state law. In concluding that the alleged conduct was “severe or pervasive”,…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against PA Tavern
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