Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

In Stalling v. FINRA, 21-CV-8390, 2021 WL 5166406 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 5, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s “failure to hire” discrimination claim as insufficiently alleged. The court explained the governing law (substantive and procedural) as follows: Title VII provides that “[i]t shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer … to fail or…

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In Kalarickal v. Denis McDonough, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, 20-cv-10249, 2021 WL 5112907 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 3, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s retaliation claim (in one respect). Plaintiff, a former contract employee (radiology technician) who worked for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, asserted various forms of discrimination and…

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In Kalarickal v. Denis McDonough, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, 20-cv-10249, 2021 WL 5112907 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 3, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim on the basis of his age, color, disability, national origin, race, and religion. This case illustrates that a “hostile work environment” does not exist merely by virtue…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Allegations of “Burdensome” Work Schedule, Swearing, and Thrown Phone Held Insufficient
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In Arbouin v. Bob’s Discount Furniture, LLC, 20-CV-1893, 2021 WL 4458932 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently (i.e., plausibly) alleged a retaliation claim, arising from her complaints of sexual harassment. Marching through the elements of a retaliation claim, namely, (1) protected activity, (2) adverse employment action, and (3) a…

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In Nakeshia Nikki Jones v. Industry One Mobile, Inc, 19-01023, 2021 WL 4955905 (S.D. Ala. Oct. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, recommended that the court grant (as a sanction) plaintiff’s motion for a default judgment on her claim for sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision:…

Read More Sexual Harassment Allegations, That Boss Terminated Plaintiff For Rejecting Sexual Advances, Sufficient
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In Patalonis v. Outreach Development Corp., 19-CV-01306, 2021 WL 5013796 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 27, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s religious discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. As to Title VII, the court explained: To establish…

Read More Religious Discrimination Claims Survive Dismissal; Termination Followed Advising Patient to Pray
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In Pollock v. Dermot Shea & City of New York, 20-cv-6273, 2021 WL 4962736 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s gender discrimination claims against the defendants under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law. Initially, the court…

Read More Court: Gender Discrimination Claims Sufficiently Alleged Against City of New York and Individual Defendant
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In Biehner v. City of New York et al, 19-CV-9646, 2021 WL 4924838 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 20, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of gender/pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: In any event, the plaintiff has not pleaded adequately the other elements required for her…

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In Lopez v. City of New York, 16-cv-4934, 2021 WL 4893624 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 20, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s race- and national origin-based hostile work environment claim(s) asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: The plaintiff here does not rely…

Read More Race, National Origin-Based Hostile Work Environment Claims Dismissed; Alleged Comments Amounted to “Isolated Incidents of Racial Enmity”
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In Roberts v. Glenn Industrial Group, Inc. et al, 3:17CV745-GCM2021, WL 4928462 (W.D.N.C. Oct. 21, 2021), the court held that triable issues of fact regarding plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim, asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, warranted denial of defendants’ motion for summary judgment. From the decision: Viewed…

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