Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

In Cruse v. Bi-State Development Agency of Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, No. 4:20-cv-366-MTS, 2022 WL 1185149 (E.D.Mo. April 21, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that factual issues precluded summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of sexual harassment. In sum, plaintiff alleged that her supervisor (Brew) sexually harassed her, both in person and by phone, and that…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim(s) Survive Summary Judgment; Factual Issues Existed as to Whether Harassment Culminated in a “Tangible Employment Action” Etc.
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In Grant v. Baltimore Police Department, No. RDB-21-2173, 2022 WL 1321593 (D.Md. May 3, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This case illustrates that not everything negative that happens to an employee in the workplace will give rise…

Read More Title VII Race- and Gender-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; Single Comments Insufficient
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In Mercado v. Mount Pleasant Cottage Union Free School District et al, No. 19-CV-9022 (NSR), 2022 WL 1239689 (S.D.N.Y. April 27, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (specifically, the “participation” prong of Title VII’s anti-retaliation clause). The court explained: Defendant…

Read More Title VII Retaliation Claim, Based on Agreement to Serve as a Witness, Sufficiently Alleged
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In Erno v. New York State Office of Information Technology Services, No. 1:19-CV-1457, 2022 WL 1224325 (N.D.N.Y. April 26, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (but not under the New York State Human…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Claim, Against NYS Office of Information Technology Services, Survives Summary Judgment
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In U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Green JobWorks, LLC, Civil Action No. RDB-21-1743, 2022 WL 1213478 (D.Md. April 25, 2022), the court held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged claims of sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the “black letter” law, the court applied it to…

Read More EEOC Sufficiently Alleges Sex Discrimination on a “Pattern or Practice” Theory, Court Holds
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In Robinson v. Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, No. 22-cv-5098 RJB-JRC, 2022 WL 1237671 (W.D. Wash. April 27, 2022), the court adopted a Report & Recommendation to dismiss plaintiff’s race discrimination and sexual harassment claims, asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This decision relates to a crucial procedural element of Title…

Read More Title VII Race Discrimination, Sexual Harassment Claims Dismissed Due to Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies
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In Dunham v. Hartford Board of Education, No. HHD-CV-206129681-S, 2022 WL 1223917 (Conn. Super. April 26, 2022), the court, inter alia denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: A hostile work environment claim requires…

Read More Sexual Harassment (Hostile Work Environment) Claim Survives Summary Judgment Against Hartford Board of Education
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In Saketkoo v. Administrators of Tulane Educational Fund, 2022 WL 1183824 (C.A.5 (La.), 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant on plaintiff’s gender-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.…

Read More Gender-Based Title VII Hostile Work Environment Claim Properly Dismissed: Fifth Circuit
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In Miller v. New York State Police et al, 2022 WL 1133010 (2d Cir. April 18, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the lower court’s dismissal (on summary judgment) of plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment claim. After summarizing the well-established black-letter law of hostile work environment claims, the…

Read More Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Properly Dismissed; Alleged 12 Incidents Over 3 Years Insufficient
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In Davis v. Elwyn, Inc., 20-cv-05798, 2022 WL 970842 (E.D.Pa. March 31, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff, who worked as a Mental Health Program Specialist for defendant, alleged that defendant subjected her to a hostile work environment…

Read More Sex/Race-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; Mental Health Specialist Did Not Suffer “Objectively” Hostile Environment Resulting From Patient’s Alleged Harassment
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