Race/Color Discrimination

In Prude v. Logistics One Transport, Inc., No. 1:20-cv-0674, 2022 WL 4120266 (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 9, 2022), 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, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the New York State Human Rights Law.…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Dismissal; “Banana” Incident Was, in Context, Sufficiently “Severe”
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In Europe v. Equinox Holdings, Inc. et al, 20-cv-7787 (JGK), 2022 WL 4124763 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 9, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the New York State Human Rights…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Against Equinox; Evidence Included Accommodation of Client’s Racial Preferences
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In Chapman v. Oakland Living Center, Inc., No. 20-2361, 2022 WL 3954456 (4th Cir. Aug. 30, 2022), the  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, inter alia, vacated a lower court’s award of summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim, Based on Racial Slur by Child Who Was Supervisor’s 6-Year-Old Son (and Owner’s Grandson), Survives Summary Judgment
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In Rojas v. Human Resources Administration, 2022 WL 3716851 (E.D.N.Y. August 29, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In support of this claim, plaintiff pointed to four incidents that occurred over roughly five months, namely: (1) Plaintiff’s supervisor telling…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Sarcastic” Comments About “Looks” Etc. Insufficient
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In Ochoa v. New York City Department of Education, 20-cv-9014 (ALC), 2022 WL 3646208 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 24, 2022), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination asserted 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. Plaintiff, a teacher,…

Read More NYC Teacher’s Title VII Race Discrimination Claim, Based on Accent Mocking, Dismissed
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In Syeed et al v. Bloomberg L.P., 1:20-cv-7464-GHW, 2022 WL 3447987 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 17, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied (in part) defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of retaliation asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws.[1]The court dismissed plaintiff’s claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…

Read More Retaliation Claims Sufficiently Alleged, in Part, Against Bloomberg L.P.
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In Walker v. Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, No. 160839/2021, 2022 WL 3227920 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 09, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims of gender- and race-based discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as her claim under the Gender Motivated Violence Act. As to the…

Read More Gender Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, and Gender Motivated Violence Act Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority
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In Pease v. The City of New York, No. 161501/2021, 2022 WL 3336139 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Aug. 12, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim of employment discrimination asserted under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: To state a claim for…

Read More NYCHRL Discrimination Claim, Based on Discipline and Non-Promotion, Survives Dismissal
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In Gershenson v. Local 52, No. 151180/2021, 2022 WL 3010192 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County July 28, 2022), the court held, inter alia, that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims of race-based employment discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. From the decision: In determining whether the facts alleged in the complaint…

Read More Employment (Race) Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against Local 52
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In Webb v. City of Venice, No. 8:19-cv-3045-TPB-TGW 2022 WL 2967291 (M.D.Fla. July 27, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law on plaintiff’s claim of race-based hostile work environment claim. As to the issue of the existence of a hostile work environment, the court explained: This is…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Jury Verdict Upheld; Evidence Included Use of “N-Word”
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