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In Lewis v. Anron Air Systems, Inc., No. 503355/2019, 2021 WL 2916973 (N.Y. Sup Ct, Kings County July 12, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race and gender discrimination claims. From the decision: Here, the defendant demonstrated as a matter of law that plaintiff’s termination from her position…

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In Kane v. Club Helsinki, 18-cv-01355, 2021 WL 2457150 (N.D.N.Y. June 16, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s quid pro quo sexual harassment claim. In sum, plaintiff, a bartender, alleges that after he rebuffing sexual advances from defendant’s director of operations (Sullivan), his hours were cut and he was terminated. The court…

Read More Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Claim Against Club Helsinki Survives Summary Judgment; Inconsistent Reasons For Termination Created Triable Issues of Fact as to Pretext
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In Massaro v. The Board of Education of the City School District of the City of New York, et al, 2021 WL 184364, at *6 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 19, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment (in part) on her retaliation claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,…

Read More ADEA Retaliation Claim, Arising From Denial of Substitute Teaching Application Following EEOC Charge, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Jordan v. Lisa Ellsworth, et al, 2020 WL 7398757 (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 17, 2020), the court granted summary judgment to defendants on plaintiff’s employment discrimination and retaliation claims. In sum, plaintiff alleged that defendants denied her promotional opportunities due to her race and in order to retaliate against her for filing internal race discrimination complaints.…

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n Rosalie v. Supreme Glass Co., Inc., 18-CV-02064, 2020 WL 6263311 (EDNY Oct. 23, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sexual orientation-based hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law. (The court also denied…

Read More Wrongful Termination Claim, Based on Plaintiff’s Gender and Sexual Orientation, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Trail v. New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, 17-cv-7273, 2020 WL 5504277 (SDNY Sept. 10, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s disparate treatment discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, relating to his claim that he suffered an “adverse…

Read More Harsher Punishment For Workplace Altercation Creates Issue of Fact as to Pretext; Summary Judgment Denied on Employment Discrimination Claim
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In Ahmed v. American Museum of Natural History, 18-3295-cv, 2019 WL 5302824 (2d Cir. Oct. 21, 2019) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal (on summary judgment) of plaintiff’s retaliation claims. In sum, plaintiff asserted that defendants retaliated against him for objecting to sexual harassment that he witnessed, in violation of Title VII of the…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Based on Sexual Harassment Complaint, Dismissed Against American Museum of Natural History
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In Brown v. Montefiore Medical Center et al, 15-cv-724, 2019 WL 4738911 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2019) – a race discrimination case – the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, plaintiff, a nursing attendant who…

Read More Race Discrimination Case Survives Summary Judgment; Jury Question Existed as to Whether Allegedly Biased Supervisor Played “Meaningful Role” in Plaintiff’s Termination
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