Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

In Sanchez v. Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co., 2021 WL 5513509 (5th Cir. Nov. 24, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged a hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. After summarizing the “black letter” law, the court applied…

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In Dikambi v. City University of New York, Dr. Carlton J. Adams, 19-CV-9937, 2021 WL 5518187 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 24, 2021), plaintiff asserted claims of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and state law. The court…

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In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Al Meghani Enterprise, Inc. d/b/a/ The Wireless Solutions, SA-21-CV-00760-JKP, 2021 WL 5450147 (W.D.Tex. Nov. 19, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged “quid pro quo” sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: With regard to the quid pro…

Read More Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Claim Sufficiently Alleged; Termination Followed Rejection of Sexual Advances
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In Walker v. Triborough Bridge and Tunnell Authority et al, 2021 WL 5401483 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 18, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claims of race and gender discrimination. This case nicely illustrates a fundamental premise of anti-discrimination law, namely: Discrimination has no place in the workplace. Anti-discrimination laws protect employees when they are subjected…

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In Fried v. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, 20-15710, 2021 WL 5366989 (9th Cir. (Nev.) Nov. 18, 2021), the court reversed and remanded a district court decision granting 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. Plaintiff, a male manicurist…

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In Clinard v. Washington Regional Medical Center, 5:20-CV-05188, 2021 WL 4776694 (W.D. Ark. 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment, finding that the alleged harassment was not “severe or pervasive”, which is the standard under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Here,…

Read More Sexual Harassment (Hostile Work Environment) Claim Dismissed; “Dirty Looks” Insufficient
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In Knope v. Merrick B. Garland et al, 20-cv-3274, 2021 WL 5183536 (2d Cir. Nov. 9, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sex- and disability-based hostile work claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Rehabilitation Act, respectively.…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claims Properly Dismissed; “Sporadic Conflicts” Insufficient
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In Martinez v. City of Union City, Union City Police Department et al, Civ. No. 21-11111, 2021 WL 5195708 (D.N.J. Nov. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim for sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (The court did, however, find that plaintiff sufficiently…

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In Martinez v. City of Union City, Union City Police Department et al, Civ. No. 21-11111, 2021 WL 5195708 (D.N.J. Nov. 8, 2021), the court, inter alia, held that plaintiff sufficiently alleged “hostile work environment” sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court outlined the legal requirements for this…

Read More Sexual Harassment Hostile Work Environment Claim Plausibly Alleged; Evidence Included “Malicious Rumors”
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In Knope v. Merrick B. Garland et al, 20-cv-3274, 2021 WL 5183536 (2d Cir. Nov. 9, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, inter alia, affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s sex discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After summarizing the relevant “black letter” law, the…

Read More Sex Discrimination Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Court Notes Lack of Detail Surrounding Accommodation Provided to Male Employee
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