Temporal Proximity

In Bauman v. Mount Sinai Hospital, 2020 NY Slip Op 01964 (App. Div. 1st Dept. March 19, 2020), the court unanimously affirmed the lower court’s Order dismissing (on summary judgment) plaintiff’s claims that he was subjected to religion-based discrimination and retaliation under the New York City Human Rights Law. As to plaintiff’s discrimination claim, the…

Read More Religious Discrimination Claim Dismissal Affirmed Against Mt. Sinai Hospital

In Garcia v. Yonkers Board of Education, 2018 WL 4007648 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 21, 2018), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation complaint. Plaintiff alleged that she was terminated in retaliation for her complaints of sexual harassment. Applying the McDonnell-Douglas burden-shifting framework, the court held that plaintiff could not establish a prima facie case, and even if she…

Read More Retaliation Claim Based on Sexual Harassment Complaints Dismissed; Court Cites Intervening Causes, Severing the Chain of Causation

In Croci v. Town of Haverstraw et al, 2017 WL 6311697 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 8, 2017), the court dismissed plaintiff’s retaliation claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court held that plaintiff failed to make out a prima facie case of retaliation – and, in particular, that the requisite “temporal proximity”…

Read More Title VII Retaliation Claim Dismissed; Temporal Proximity Between “Protected Activity” and “Adverse Employment Action” Lacking

In Dhar v. City of New York, No. 15-2698-CV, 2016 WL 3889108 (2d Cir. July 15, 2016) (Summary Order), the court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s retaliation claim under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). “To state a prima facie claim of retaliation, a plaintiff must show (1) participation in a protected activity; (2) that the…

Read More 2d Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Retaliation Claim, Citing Large Gap Between Protected Activity and Adverse Actions