Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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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In Taylor v. Haaland, 2022 WL 990682 (D.D.C. March 31, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. After summarizing the “black letter” law governing such a claim, the court applied it to the facts: Here, Taylor argues that the Department created a hostile work environment by: (1)…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Unpleasant” and “Offensive” Conduct Insufficient
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In Sherman v. Kendall, CIV-21-484-F, 2022 WL 1094617 (W.D.Okla. April 12, 2022), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s race-based hostile work environment and constructive discharge claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Upon review, the court again concludes that Sherman has failed to…

Read More Lack of Racial Motivation Dooms Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge Claims
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In Byars v. Asbury Management Services, LLC, 2022 WL 468598 (S.D.Miss. Feb. 15, 2022), the court 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. In sum, plaintiff alleged, among other things, that her coworker (Massey) sexually harassed her…

Read More Title VII Sexual Harassment Hostile Work Environment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Text Messages Did Not Establish That Sexual Harassment Was “Welcomed”
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In Franks v. Edison Electric Institute, 20-cv-3393, 2022 WL 971157 (D.D.C. March 31, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim. It explained: Plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims are all rooted in Plaintiff’s relationship with her supervisor, Kathy Steckelberg, and the actions Steckelberg took against her. Franks points to, for example, Steckelberg’s…

Read More “Silent Treatment” Etc. Did Not Amount to Hostile Work Environment, Court Holds
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In Pascua v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc., 20 C 2510, 2022 WL 1045639 (N.D.Ill. April 7, 2022), the court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s sex-based hostile work environment claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the black-letter law – including the element that the alleged…

Read More Title VII Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; “Rude” and “Unprofessional” Behavior Was Insufficiently Connected to Gender
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In Clayton v. Dreamstyle Remodeling of Colorado, LLC, 20–cv–02096, 2022 WL 910957 (D.Colo. March 28, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim, asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, survived summary judgment. From the decision: To defeat a motion for summary judgment, the plaintiff…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claim Survives Summary Judgment; Evidence Included Sexual Comments, Photographs
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In Friederick v. Passfeed, Inc., Attila Sary et al, 21-cv-2066, 2022 WL 992798 (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2022), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged quid pro quo sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. In…

Read More Sexual Harassment Claims Sufficiently Alleged, Based on Rejection of Supervisor’s Alleged Sexual Advances
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In Olin v. Rochester City School District, 2022 WL 967707 (W.D.N.Y. March 31, 2022), the court, inter alia, denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s gender discrimination claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law. In evaluating plaintiff’s discriminatory-demotion claims, the court applied the…

Read More Gender-Based Discriminatory-Demotion Claim, Arising From Alleged “Selective Enforcement” of Lunch Break Regulation, Survives Summary Judgment
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