Race/Color Discrimination

In Quinones v. City of Binghamton et al, Docket No. 20-3078, 2021 WL 1898117 (2d Cir. May 12, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, vacated the lower court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint, which was based on its holding that he failed to articulate any discrimination claim. It held that…

Read More Race (Hispanic) Discrimination Section 1981 Claim Alleged by Complaint; Dismissal Vacated
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In Blanc v. The City of New York et al, No. 154032/2020, 2021 WL 1022595, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 30837(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Mar. 17, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff – a 57 year-old Black man of Haitian national origin – sufficiently alleged facts to make out a claim…

Read More Age/Race/Color/National Origin Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged; Plaintiff Alleges Dilution of Job Responsibilities, Demotion, and Salary Reduction
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In Grimes-Jenkins v. Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., 2021 WL 1226658 (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Survive Summary Judgment Against Con Edison; Slavery Comment Cited
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In Felton v. Monroe Community College et al, 6:20-CV-06156, 2021 WL 1132411 (W.D.N.Y. March 24, 2021), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff sufficiently alleged race discrimination, and denied defendant’s motion to dismiss under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). From the decision: Plaintiff’s allegations as to discriminatory motive are admittedly thin. However, construing Plaintiff’s…

Read More Race Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against Monroe Community College
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In Beards et al v. Bronxcare Health System et al, 2021 WL 704177 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 23, 2021), the court dismissed plaintiffs’ claims of race- and religion-based discrimination 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. After concluding that…

Read More Citing Productivity Decline, Court Dismisses Race and Religion-Based Discrimination Claims
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In Duff v. Pristine Services, 2021 WL 663981 (SDNY Feb. 19, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s complaint alleging a race-based hostile work environment. As to whether the alleged conduct was sufficiently “hostile”, the court explained: Duff’s hostile workplace claim appears to be premised on a single incident, in which he found the three…

Read More Alleged “Racist Graffiti” Held Insufficient to Make Out Hostile Work Environment Claim, Court Rules
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In Clementi v. Highbridge Community Development Corp., No. 25371/18E, 2020 WL 8369733, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 34419(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, Bronx County Dec. 22, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of age and race discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law. In sum, plaintiff, a Caucasian…

Read More Age, Race Discrimination Claims Survive Summary Judgment
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In Bell v. SL Green Realty Corp. et al, 19 Civ. 8153, 2021 WL 516575 (SDNY Feb. 11, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race discrimination claim asserted under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. From the decision: The Complaint alleges that Plaintiff is Hispanic. “[T]he existence of a Hispanic ‘race’ has…

Read More Race Discrimination Claim Sufficiently Alleged Against SL Green Realty Corp.
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In a recent case, Tenecora et al v. Ba-Kal Restaurant Corp., d/b/a Princess Diner et al, 18-cv-7311, 2021 WL 424364 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 8, 2021), the court adopted a Magistrate Judge’s Report & Recommendation granting plaintiff’s motion for default judgment on their employment discrimination and hostile work environment claims. The court explained the difference between “direct”…

Read More Discriminatory Wage Withholding Claim Survives Against Restaurant Defendants
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