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In Downey v. Monro, Inc., 1:20-CV-1505 (TJM/ML), 2022 WL 17093421 (N.D.N.Y. Nov. 21, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of retaliation. On the issue of pretext, the court explained: Here, Defendant argues that none of the decisionmakers regarding Plaintiff’s termination were aware of any age-based comments that…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Based on Complaints of Age Discrimination, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Zaja v. SUNY Upstate Medical University/Upstate Healthcare Center, 5:20-CV-337 (MAD/TWD), 2022 WL 4465498 (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 26, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Here, Defendant has met its burden of production to…

Read More Retaliation Claim, Based on Sexual Harassment Complaint, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Kubas v. 331B, LLC d/b/a Rockwell Fitness, No. MJM-20-2456, 2022 WL 4608147 (D.Md. Sept. 30, 2022), the court denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim that defendant terminated her employment in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment by another employee, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After finding that…

Read More Title VII Retaliation Claim, Arising From Termination Following Complaints of Sexual Harassment, Survives Summary Judgment Against Maryland Gym
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In Park v. Kurtosys Sys., Inc., 2022 NY Slip Op 04129 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. June 28, 2022), the court unanimously affirmed the lower court’s (Judge Kotler) order granting defendants’ motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint alleging discrimination and retaliation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision:…

Read More Gender Discrimination Dismissal Affirmed; Court Held That Poor Performance Was a Legitimate, Nondiscriminatory, Non-Pretextual Reason for Termination
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In Olin v. Rochester City School District, 2022 WL 967707 (W.D.N.Y. March 31, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s gender discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. In evaluating plaintiff’s discriminatory-demotion claims, the court applied the…

Read More Gender-Based Discriminatory-Demotion Claim, Arising From Alleged “Selective Enforcement” of Lunch Break Regulation, Survives Summary Judgment
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In Bautista v. Chanel, Inc., 20 Civ. 4676, 2022 WL 374496 (SDNY Feb. 8, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of race and national origin discrimination asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law. The court…

Read More Race, National Origin Discrimination Claims Against Chanel Survive Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Derogatory Comments About Speaking Spanish
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In Milord-Francois v. New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General et al, No. 20-3646-cv, 2022 WL 480477 (2d Cir. Feb. 17, 2022), the court, inter alia, vacated the district court’s award of summary judgment on plaintiff’s race discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Milord-Francois…

Read More Race-Based “Pretext” Employment Discrimination Claim Survives Summary Judgment
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In Boatright v. U.S. Bancorp, 20-4236-cv, 2022 WL 351059 (2d Cir. Feb. 7, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s race- and gender-based discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New…

Read More Race, Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Alleged “Shifting Explanations” Did Not Permit Finding of Pretext
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In Chandler v. La-Z-Boy, Inc., No. 5:21-cv-05101-JMG, 2022 WL 348169 (E.D.Pa. Feb. 4, 2022), the court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s discrimination/constructive discharge and hostile work environment claims asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Plaintiff alleges, inter alia, that three weeks into her employment, she was called a “colored girl” by her manager, and…

Read More Constructive Discharge Claim, Based on “Colored Girl” Comment, Fails
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In Gokhberg v. PNC Bank, N.A., 21-222-cv (2d Cir. Feb. 1, 2022) (Summary Order), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the lower court’s dismissal, on summary judgment, of plaintiff’s allegations the defendant terminated him in retaliation for his complaint of discriminatory lending practices based on marital status in violation of the…

Read More Retaliatory Termination Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Termination Was Based on Misconduct, Not Marital Status Lending Practices Discrimination
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