Race/Color Discrimination

In Jaiteh v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., No. 154251/2021, 2022 WL 2191385 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County June 17, 2022) the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination claims, asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws, against defendant Whole Foods Market Group. Here are the facts, as summarized by…

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In Gooch v. Electric Power Board of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County d/b/a Nashville Electric Service, No. 3:20-cv-01001, 2022 WL 2196267 (M.D.Tenn. June 17, 2022), the court held that plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment on his race-based hostile work environment claim under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983. The court summarized the…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Presence of Nooses
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In McGrier v. Capital Cardiology, 1:20-cv-01044 (BKS/DJS), 2022 WL 2105854 (N.D.N.Y. June 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s failure-to-promote race discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff asserted a number of adverse employment actions, including receipt of a corrective action notice, and…

Read More Race Discrimination Failure-to-Promote Claim Survives Dismissal
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In Onely v. Redner’s Markets, Inc., No. 21-4785, 2022 WL 1773606 (E.D.Pa. June 1, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. From the decision: After disregarding legal conclusions, the…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Dismissal; Allegations Included Reference to “Offensive” Hair
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In Douglas v. Cruise Yacht Op. Co. Ltd. et al, 2022 WL 1719312 (S.D.Fla. May 27, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a disparate treatment race discrimination claim. From the decision: According to the United States Supreme Court, “ ‘[d]isparate treatment’…is the most easily understood type of discrimination. The employer simply…

Read More Race Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Discriminatory Motive Need Not Be Proven at the Pleading Stage
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In Grazette v. Manpower et al, 21-CV-4296 (LTS), 2022 WL 1556192 (S.D.N.Y. May 16, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims as insufficiently alleged. From the decision: At the pleading stage in an employment discrimination action, “a plaintiff must plausibly allege that (1) the employer took adverse employment action against him, and (2) [a…

Read More Employment Discrimination Claims Insufficiently Alleged; Federally-Protected Class Unidentified
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In Turner v. Copeland Group USA Inc, 2022 WL 1508446 (S.D.Tex. May 10, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court summarized the relevant facts as follows: Plaintiffs Vanessa La Barrie and Celmira Turner…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim, While Based on “Scant” Allegations, Survived Dismissal
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On May 17, 1954, in Brown v. Board of Ed. of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the doctrine of “separate but equal” (announced by the Court in Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537, 16 S.Ct. 1138 (1896)), as applied to public schoolchildren, was inconsistent with the Fourteenth Amendment’s…

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In Wallace v. Crab House, Inc. et al, 21-cv-5757 (LJL), 2022 WL 1501089 (S.D.N.Y. May 12, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination and hostile work environment asserted under federal, state, and local law. In sum, plaintiff (who is African American) alleges that he and two employees of Hispanic descent were treated differently…

Read More Federal (42 U.S.C. § 1981) Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Accusations of Tip Theft Etc. Insufficient
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In Nyambi v. Delta Airlines, Inc., No. 2:21-cv-00369-JHC, 2022 WL 1443741 (W.D.Wash. May 6, 2022), the court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Assuming Plaintiff pleaded a hostile work environment claim, he fails to…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Single “Stupid African” Remark Insufficiently “Severe”
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