Pregnancy Discrimination

In Van Soeren v. Disney Streaming Service, 2020 WL 6131255 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 16, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s discrimination complaint asserted under, e.g., Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, plaintiff – a male product designer and former at-will employee of defendant – asserted that he was subject to pregnancy discrimination…

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In Clarke v. New York City Department of Education et al, 2020 WL 6047426 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 13, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s pregnancy discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York…

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In Gruber v. Glam, Inc., No. 654719/2018, 2020 WL 5590259, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 33088(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 18, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff stated claims of discrimination based on religion (Judaism) and pregnancy under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. After summarizing the “black…

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In Griffith v. Coney Food Corp. d/b/a Checkers et al, 2020 WL 4748452 (E.D.N.Y. August 17, 2020) – a gender/pregnancy discrimination case – the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff alleged sufficient facts that defendant (Checkers) is her “joint employer” under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. The court summarized the contours…

Read More Gender/Pregnancy Discrimination Plaintiff Overcomes Motion to Dismiss Based on “Joint Employer” Doctrine
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In Barton et al v. Warren County et al, 2020 WL 4569465 (N.D.N.Y. August 7, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiffs’ gender/pregnancy-based hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.[1]Here, for the sake of narrowing the discussion, I’ll discuss the court’s evaluation of the claims asserted by…

Read More Pregnancy-Related Title VII Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Three Alleged Remarks in One-Month Period Insufficiently “Severe” or “Pervasive”
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In Farmer v. Shake Shack Enterprises, LLC et al, 2020 WL 4194860 (S.D.N.Y. July 21, 2020) (J. Engelmayer), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human…

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In Vivian Xiang v. Eagle Enterprises, LLC, 19-cv-1752, 2020 WL 248941 (S.D.N.Y. January 16, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s pregnancy discrimination claim, asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law, as summarized by the court: A plaintiff must plead sufficient facts to show that…

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In Lenzi v. Systemax, Inc., No. 18-979, 2019 WL 6646630 (2d Cir. Dec. 6, 2019), the court, inter alia, reinstated plaintiff’s claims – dismissed below by summary judgment – of pay discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, plaintiff alleged that defendants paid her…

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In Ruiz et al v. New Avon LLC, 18-CV-9033, 2019 WL 4601847 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 22, 2019), the court, inter alia, dismissed a plaintiff’s pregnancy discrimination (hostile work environment) claim upon application of the “continuing violation” doctrine. Initially, the court dismissed plaintiff’s discrimination claims, based on discrete acts, as time-barred. Nevertheless, Judge Broderick continued: However, I…

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In a recently-filed lawsuit – captioned Leibowitz v. New York County Lawyers Association et al, NY Sup. Ct. Kings Cty. Index No. 517381/2019 (filed Aug. 7, 2019) – plaintiff alleges that the New York County Lawyers Association (and other individually-named defendants) discriminated against her because of her gender/pregnancy and retaliated against her. Plaintiff alleges, inter…

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