Religion-Based Discrimination

In Gruber v. Glam, Inc., No. 654719/2018, 2020 WL 5590259, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 33088(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Sep. 18, 2020), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff stated claims of discrimination based on religion (Judaism) and pregnancy under the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. After summarizing the “black…

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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 Harrisman v. The City of New York Department of Transportation et al, 2020 WL 5211043 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 1, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s religion-based hostile work environment claim. Initially, the court summarized the “black-letter” law governing this claim: To prove a prima facie case of a hostile work environment, a plaintiff must…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Allegation That Female Co-Workers “Talked Too Much” Amounted to “Episodic”, “Inoffensive Utterances”
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In Cocca-Rau v. Standard Insurance Company, 2020 WL 4207442 (S.D.N.Y. July 22, 2020), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint alleging religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In sum, plaintiff alleges that she suffered an adverse employment action (termination) because of her membership in a…

Read More Catholic Plaintiff’s Title VII “Reverse Religious Discrimination” Complaint Dismissed
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In Lowman v. NVI LLC, 2020 WL 4199956 (2d Cir. July 22, 2020) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s religious discrimination case asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff asserted, inter alia, that defendant violated his rights under both statutes by refusing to hire…

Read More Religious Discrimination Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Deviating From Federally-Mandated SSN Disclosure Would be an “Undue Hardship”
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In EEOC v. United Health Programs of America, Inc. and Cost Containment Group, Inc., 14-CV-3673, 2020 WL 1083771 (EDNY March 6, 2020), the court, inter alia, upheld a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs, who alleged that they were subjected to a religious discrimination and a religion-based hostile work environment in violation of Title VII…

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In Reichman v. City of New York, No. 2016-03043, 8141/12, 2020 WL 465159 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Jan. 29, 2020), the court, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. Plaintiff (a self-identifying-Jewish firefighter) alleged, among other things, that a fellow firefighter made an anti-Semitic remark, and that the plaintiff was subjected to…

Read More Firefighter’s Religion-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissal Affirmed
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In Boyce-Herbert v. New York and Presbyterian Hospital, 2020 WL 376788 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 23, 2020), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims.[1]Initially, the court held that plaintiff’s discrimination claims were time-barred, but addressed the merits of plaintiff’s claims in an “abundance of caution.” The court listed the elements that a plaintiff must demonstrate in…

Read More Age/Race/Gender/Religious Discrimination Claims Dismissed Against NY and Presbyterian Hospital
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In Pozner v. Fox Broadcasting Co., No. 652096/2017, 2019 WL 6117960, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 33415(U) (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Nov. 18, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claim, which was based on the filing of a counterclaim by the defendant. Some background: The plaintiff (Pozner) worked was a Fox executive vice president.…

Read More Court Dismisses Retaliation Claim, Predicated on Counterclaim, Under the Noerr-Pennington Doctrine
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