Race Discrimination

In Sherman v. Kendall, CIV-21-484-F, 2022 WL 1094617 (W.D.Okla. April 12, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment and constructive discharge claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Upon review, the court again concludes that Sherman has failed to…

Read More Lack of Racial Motivation Dooms Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge Claims
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In Walker v. Triborough Bridge and Tunnell Authority et al, 2021 WL 5401483 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 18, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of race and gender discrimination. This case nicely illustrates a fundamental premise of anti-discrimination law, namely: Discrimination has no place in the workplace. Anti-discrimination laws protect employees when they are subjected…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; Abusive Conduct Was Not Connected to Gender or Race
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In Jimenez v. 64th St. Auto Parts Inc., No. 153409/2020, 2021 WL 2416508 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 11, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of race and national origin discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In…

Read More Race and National Origin Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against 64th St. Auto Parts
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In Laguerre v. The City of New York, No. 153958/2020, 2021 WL 2165567, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 31810(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County May 27, 2021), the court denied defendants’ motion (in part) to dismiss plaintiff’s race discrimination (failure to promote) and retaliation claims asserted under the New York City Human Rights Law. Here…

Read More Haitian Man’s Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Survive Dismissal Against the City of New York
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In Mitchell v. New York City, No. 161543/2018, 2021 WL 1825353 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Apr. 30, 2021), the court denied plaintiff’s motion to reargue the court’s prior decision granting summary judgment to defendants on plaintiff’s discrimination and hostile work environment claims, as well as to amend the complaint. As to the former,…

Read More Motion for Reconsideration Denied in Employment Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment Case
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A recent case, Ellis v. Bank of New York Mellon Corp., 2021 WL 829620 (3d Cir. March 4, 2021), involves an increasingly-common scenario: an employee of a (non-public) employer suffers a negative job action due to their outside-work social-media posting(s). In this case, the plaintiff (who is white) was terminated following her alleged Facebook post…

Read More Title VII Race Discrimination Dismissal Affirmed; Termination For Controversial Social Media Posts Was Not Unlawful Discrimination
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In Emamian v. Rockefeller University, 2020 WL 4811383 (2d Cir. Aug. 19, 2020) (Summary Order) – a race/national origin employment discrimination case – the court (inter alia) affirmed the district court’s remittitur of the jury’s $2 million award of damages for emotional distress to $200,000. From the decision: Emamian argues that the district court erred…

Read More Second Circuit Upholds Remittitur of Jury’s Award of $2 Million to $200,000 for Emotional Distress Damages in Employment Discrimination Case
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In Johnson v. City of New York, 2020 WL 2036708 (S.D.N.Y. April 28, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race discrimination 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. On the race discrimination claim,…

Read More Firefighter’s Race Discrimination Claims Dismissed; Comments Were “Stray Remarks”
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