Race/Color Discrimination

From Felton v. Monroe Community College et al, No. 6:20-CV-06156 EAW, 2022 WL 71694 (W.D.N.Y. Jan. 7, 2022): In support of his discrimination claim, Plaintiff alleges: (1) he was not permitted to teach certain classes, including the Intro to Linux class, during certain semesters (Dkt. 1 at 10); (2) he was not notified or selected…

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In Quinones v. City of Binghamton et al, No. 3:19-cv-1460,  2022 WL 43764 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged “adverse action” discrimination, based on race (Hispanic), under 42 U.S.C. 1981. (I discussed the court’s holding that the plaintiff sufficiently alleged a race-based “hostile work environment” here.)  From the…

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In Quinones v. City of Binghamton et al, No. 3:19-cv-1460,  2022 WL 43764 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of a race-based hostile work environment asserted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1981. After summarizing the “black letter” law governing plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim, the court…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based on Anti-Hispanic Ridicule, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Brooks v. Prevention Point, No. 20-06379, 2021 WL 6125205 (E.D.Pa. Dec. 28, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. (The court did, however, hold that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a “disparate treatment” race discrimination claims.) From the decision: Courts have dismissed hostile work environment claims where there is single, non-severe incident.…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; Alleged “Badgering” Insufficient
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In Brooks v. Prevention Point, No. 20-06379, 2021 WL 6125205 (E.D.Pa. Dec. 28, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged his claims of race discrimination. The court explained that, in order to make out a prima facie case of discrimination, plaintiff was required to show four elements, namely, that he “(1) is…

Read More Race Discrimination Claims Plausibly Alleged; Allegations Included Singling Out Etc.
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In Belton v. GEO Group, Inc., No. 21-30144, 2021 WL 5832953 (5th Cir. Dec. 8, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claim of race discrimination claims under, inter alia, 42 U.S.C. 1981. Here, the plaintiff (a black man) claims that they were disciplined more harshly than…

Read More Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Race Discrimination Claim; Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Plaintiff & White Female Were Not Comparable
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In Campbell v. New York City Department of Education et al, No. 14634, 2020-02035, 32672/18E, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 06918, 2021 WL 5828645 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Dec. 09, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently a claim of race-based hostile work environment under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). This decision…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against NYC Dept. of Education Under City Law
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In Chacko v. Office of the New York State Comptroller et al, No. 20-cv-10697, 2021 WL 5605063 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 30, 2021), the court granted defendants’ partial motion to dismiss based on plaintiff’s failure to “administratively exhaust” her claims before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). From the decision: In her EEOC Charge, Plaintiff alleged…

Read More Discrimination Allegations Concerning Additional Actors Dismissed as Beyond EEOC Charge’s Scope
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In Myers v. Inspector Mary Christine Doherty et al, No. 21 Civ. 219, 2021 WL 5599502 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 30, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint alleging a race-based hostile work environment under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the New York City Human Rights Law. The court held that plaintiff’s…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Hostile Looks”, “Castigation”, “Coldness” Bow Tie Remarks Held Insufficient
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In James v. Borough of Manhattan Community College et al, 20-cv-10565, 2021 WL 5567848 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 29, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of a race- and age-based hostile work environment. This case aptly illustrates that a “work environment” that might be “hostile” in the ordinary sense is not necessarily a “hostile work…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Climate of Fear” Allegation Insufficient
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