Race/Color Discrimination

In Milord-Francois v. The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General et al, 2020 WL 5659438 (SDNY Sept. 23, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Court explained that plaintiff’s hostile…

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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 hostile work environment claim. [1]I discussed the court’s denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to one aspect of plaintiff’s discrimination/disparate treatment…

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In Kuperman v. New York City Department of Education, 2020 WL 5123398 (S.D.N.Y. August 28, 2020), the court dismissed plaintiff’s race and religion-based claims of discrimination against the New York City Department of Education, finding that the NYCDOE was not a proper party. From the decision: Plaintiff’s claims against the New York City Department of…

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In Olsson v. ABM Taxi Dispatch LaGuardia Airport, 2020 WL 5038742 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 26, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied what it construed as plaintiff’s motion to amend his complaint to add a hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law.…

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In Wallace v. City of New York, 19-cv-4545, 2020 WL 4336391 (EDNY July 28, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied plaintiff’s motion to reconsider its earlier decision dismissing plaintiff’s claim of race discrimination for failure to state a claim. This decision is instructive both as to what a plaintiff must allege to meet their pleading…

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In Emamian v. Rockefeller University, 2020 WL 4811383 (2d Cir. Aug. 19, 2020) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the district court’s denial of defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law, following a jury verdict for plaintiff on their race and national origin discrimination claims. Defendant asserted that “there was insufficient evidence for a…

Read More Race/National Origin Discrimination Jury Verdict for Plaintiff Upheld
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In Reppert v. New York State Department of State, 19-cv-01518, 2020 WL 4346932 (N.D.N.Y. July 28, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Initially, the court explained the well-established law: Because discrimination claims implicate an employer’s usually unstated intent and state…

Read More Race Discrimination Complaint Dismissed; Allegations of “Racist Behavior” Held Insufficiently Specific
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In Mauro v. New York City Department of Education et al, 2020 WL 3869206 (S.D.N.Y. July 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, adopted a Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation dismissing plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted against the New York City Department of Education under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Against NYC Department of Education Dismissed; “Not a Good Fit” Comment Notwithstanding
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In Zoll v. Northwell Health, Inc., 19-2716, 2020 WL 3493498 (2d Cir. June 29, 2020), the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal, on summary judgment, of plaintiff’s race discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff, who is white, asserted that she suffered two adverse actions on the…

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In Calvelos v. City of New York et al, 2020 WL 3414886 (S.D.N.Y. June 22, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff stated a race-based hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Plaintiff alleges that, during his first eight months at West Facility, Warden…

Read More Title VII Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against City of New York
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