Retaliation

In Eyuboglu v. Gravity Media, LLC, 2020 WL 1280675 (2d Cir. March 17, 2020) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s employment discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court based its decision, in part, on the so-called “stray marks” doctrine: “While discriminatory remarks may constitute evidence of…

Read More Citing “Stray Remarks” Doctrine, 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Employment Discrimination Claims
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In the employment discrimination context, one issue that typically arises is whether an employee has sustained an actionable “adverse employment action.” Not every action that might be perceived as negative or otherwise disadvantageous qualifies. A recent example of a court addressing this issue is Dedjoe v. Dr. Mark T. Esper, in his official capacity as…

Read More Retaliation Dismissal Affirmed; Being Told to “Cool Off” Not an “Adverse Employment Action”
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In Garcia v. Yonkers Board of Education, 2020 WL 747916 (2d Cir. Feb. 14, 2020) (Summary Order), the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s retaliation claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. Specifically, plaintiff alleged that she was brought up on disciplinary charges…

Read More Retaliation Claim Dismissal Affirmed; 3020-a Hearing’s Factual Findings Given Preclusive Effect
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In Sirois v. Long Island Railroad Company, 18-2858-cv, 2020 WL 209282 (2d Cir. Jan. 14, 2020), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s retaliation claim under the Federal Railroad Safety Act. Plaintiff asserted that the defendant violated the FRSA by retaliating against her after she reported a work-related personal injury. The FRSA provides that a…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Federal Railroad Safety Act Retaliation Claim
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In Mitchell v. New York City, No. 161543/2018, 2020 WL 109664 (N.Y. Sup Ct, New York County Jan. 09, 2020), the court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim (though it dismissed plaintiff’s race/gender discrimination and hostile work environment claims. From the decision: Although the court finds plaintiff failed to establish a prima facie…

Read More NYPD Officer’s Retaliation Claim Survives Dismissal, Court Rules
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In Bermudez v. Bon Secours Charity Health System and Theresa Krell, 2020 WL 104992 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual harassment and retaliation claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. Here I’ll discuss the court’s…

Read More Retaliation Claims, Based on Hostile Work Environment Following Rejection of Sexual Advances, Dismissed (With Leave to Amend)
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In Bermudez v. Bon Secours Charity Health System and Theresa Krell, 2020 WL 104992 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2020), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s sexual harassment (hostile work environment) claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. In this…

Read More Sexual Harassment Allegations May Proceed, For Now, Under the Continuing Violations Doctrine
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In Adeniji v. U.S. Department of Commerce/Census Bureau-NY Regional Office/Hannah Zimmerman, 2019 WL 7067057 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 23, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination and retaliation claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As to plaintiff’s discrimination claim, the court explained: To state an employment discrimination claim under Title VII,…

Read More Title VII Discrimination Claim Insufficiently Alleged, Court Holds
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